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Hi, my name is clairetownshendpayne!

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clairetownshendpayne
clairetownshendpayne Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I’ve just seen the itv advert for invisible disabilities and I almost cried it’s so nice to feel supported hopefully this is the start of change ?

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @clairetownshendpayne and thanks for joining us! How has your weekend been? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,679 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @clairetownshendpayne welcome to the forum, I saw that advert too recently, it's good
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @clairetownshendpayne :) I'm glad that you liked the advert! Yes, I hope it brings some positive change too. 

    Do you have any personal experiences or opinions you'd like to share? 

    Please feel free to take a look around the community and get stuck in. Let us know if you need anything!

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • clairetownshendpayne
    clairetownshendpayne Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you so much ?I have fibromyalgia diagnosed last year after five years of chronic pain I also have chronic fatigue and ulcerative colitis.  Haven’t been able to work for five years I’m 49 and have worked all my life. It’s taken over my life I am learning to live with it but am desperate to work the fatigue is more debilitating than the pain. I’ve been looking for help since I was diagnosed but there doesn’t seem to be any support for people with invisible disabilities who want to work around their illness. Any advice would be greatly received!!
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing a bit about your situation @clairetownshendpayne. I'm sure it must be difficult to cope with those symptoms, and can imagine that it'd make the thought of work a little daunting.

    Have you ever heard of reasonable adjustments? I'd definitely recommend looking into those, as you can request that employers make adjustments in the workplace that enable you to do your job.

    You may also be interested in one of Scope's employment services. They can help you to feel more confident in looking and applying for jobs, and finding employment that works for you. All of the teams are lovely, so I'm sure they'd be happy to help if you're eligible. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • clairetownshendpayne
    clairetownshendpayne Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    that’s great thank you so much I’ll have a look ?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @clairetownshendpayne - pleased you found the community through the TV ad. I hope you find the info on Scope useful that Tori has given links for above. :)
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