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Hi, I'm Joolz2107! Would doing voluntary work impact my UC?
Hi, I’m currently receiving UC (LCWE) and have many health problems including depression/anxiety. I had to give up my work as a carer 3 and half years ago due to ill health and don’t think I will ever be able to go back to paid employment as I don’t know what my health will be like from 1 day to another. I’m now at a stage where I never leave the house so was thinking about doing unpaid voluntary work to help my mental health and give me a bit of routine in my life. I am worried that the DWP will see this as I’m able to do voluntary work so can get a job, but I know I can’t, can you tell me if I would be allowed to do a few hours a week, who to contact and would it affect my UC? I am also receiving lower rate PIP for mobility and daily living, I just feel I have no purpose in life and my doctor and key worker think this would be good for my mental health. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.