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Hi, my name is shelleycat! Needing some advice and ideas for at home work

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shelleycat
shelleycat Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2022 in Work and employment
Hello good morning  ,
Needing some advice and ideas for at home work .
I have a long list of health, chronic pain disorder issues and have been medically singed off from work indefinitely. My mind is going a bit bonkers though . Many thanks 

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,507 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @shelleycat :) Thank you for joining us!

    Many job sites, such as Indeed, now have remote/home working filters. This means that you can view opportunities being advertised as remote roles. Have you looked on any job sites? 

    Some employers are now more open to flexible or remote working, too, so it can be worth getting in touch with organisations advertising roles you're interested in to see whether making the role remote would be a possibility.

    Do you mind me asking what kind of work you're looking to get into? 

    I'd also encourage you to take a look at our employment services. One of our friendly advisers may be able to help!
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  • shelleycat
    shelleycat Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello @Tori_Scope
    I have looked but I do not have any skills for the roles I have seen .
    I was a chef pre children and fibromyalgia,  nerve damage,  arthritis,  bad knees,  hips , back , idiopathic neuropathy pain . 
    Obviously I can't do that now due to the conditions and meds I'm on. 
    I would like to do something as and when if that exists.
    The job centre are not helpful and are very pushy to get me to work that's when I had to get an occupational therapy report to sign me off from working . 
    Its not really about the money as I get PIP that just goes on the kids really and rent , bills , I just don't want to sit here listening to my neighbours as they are  awful .
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,507 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you looked at the employment services link I sent you @shelleycat? They may be able to help you out :) 

    Although you may no longer be able to be a chef, I'm sure that you have plenty of transferable skills. Have you written out a list of the skills and experiences you have? That can sometimes be a good place to start. So, for example, being a chef may have given you the following skills:
    • working quickly and accurately
    • working under pressure
    • verbal communication
    • following and giving instructions
    • working as a team
    • working independently
    • time management
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