Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Long term illness and work

pandaq Scope Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I'm currently signed off work due to mental illness. I am in the LCWRA group, so don't have to provide the DWP fit notes, but I can't find any information if I need to keep providing them to work. They have been told why I am off, and that I am LCWRA but I have had no response. Please any advice would be great. Thank you.


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,280 Scope online community team
    edited September 2022
    Hello @pandaq and welcome to the community. You are best off asking the HR department are your work but yes, typically you do need to continue giving them to your employer while you remain employed. 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    It is normal practice to have to submit a fit note to your employer 

    They have no connection to your lcwra so if they employ you they need your gp to verify your absence with a fit note 
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