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Hi, my name is Ducklet2!

Ducklet2Ducklet2 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello, newbie here  :)

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ducklet2 welcome to the community! Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself? :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chockieschockies Member Posts: 61 Courageous
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hello @Ducklet2 I'm Emma one of the Community Champions. Welcome to the community. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ducklet2   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining.  I am also  one of the team of community champions .

    Who guide, inform, advise, help. New members joining.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. Some one will know from our community or a member of our team.

    We are a friendly community. Supportive, care and share.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
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  • Ducklet2Ducklet2 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    A quick thumbnail: I am disabled, from being in a car that ended up under a lorry, been in a wheelchair since; and husband’s Carer since he became ill a few years ago; first with 2 heart attacks, then cancer and several mini strokes.
    My daughter died in 2016, and I help with her four children; we have had to move twice, causing problems with council tax and other complications. And I lost my PIP appeal. 
    Despite having a Carer each morning, I have lost my confidence, and I have not had the time or energy to make friends, or even go out much.
    Due to the overwhelming stress of it all, I am at my wits end, and have had a couple of panic attacks. 
    So that’s my life, for the foreseeable.. 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ducklet2

    Good Evening and Welcome it's great to meet you today 🌝 🌝 🌝 🌝 

    I am one of the the "Community Champions" on here.

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current situation!!!! 

    Please please let me know if there is anything that I can help /support you with??? 

    @steve51
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ducklet2 Sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing.

    Sorry what has happened to you and your family.

    How can the community advise?.  Be supportive and offer any help. Have you appealed the PIP decision.?

    Sorry to hear that your claim was unsuccessful . Have you considered requesting a Mandatory Reconsideration 

    Appealing a DWP benefit decision on our website.  Which I hope will help you.

    I have our SCOPE number that might give you some support, advice. .Talk to some one who understands and cares.

    A member of our team to see how we can help and give some support. 

    0808 800 3333.

    Might be worth contacting.

    Please if I can be of any help please ask.

    Always here to listen. You are a  member of our community.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman



    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Ducklet2Ducklet2 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I lost my PIP appeal. I’m told that there’s nothing more I can do..  :/
    I think I just need a place to be able to say how things really are. I get very lonely, but have good friends who ring often. Hubby has good days, thankfully  :)
    Will have a look around, tomorrow. Off to bed, shortly.  :)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ducklet2 Good morning. Thank you for reply.

    That is what we as a community are here for. Please do.

    Have a look around.  Community Guide. Community house rules  Something I recommend to look at in your own time. All helps.

    I live on my own wake up every morning. Use the forum to help me mentally and then am not lonely.

    Do have many friends here to message to and they help me through the day.

    Always some one here to talk to. If not always here happy to chat to you. Be supportive.

    Hope and pray you have a lovely day.

    Take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Ducklet2

    Welcome to the community, thank you for sharing your story with us. I am sorry to hear what you and your family have been through. Happy to hear you have friends who ring often and hope your husband has more happy days ahead. ;)

    Please have a look at our quick guide about our community and feel free to join any of our recent discussions 
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ducklet2

    Good Morning how are you doing today 🌝 🌝 🌝 🌝 

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current situation with "PIP"

    Please please let me know if you need any help /support with it?????? 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,882

    Scope community team

    Hello @Ducklet2
    Good to meet you we have lots of information about PIP and very knowledgeable members. You are in a safe place here where you can make friends and talk about what is on your mind.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • chockieschockies Member Posts: 61 Courageous
    Hi @Ducklet2

    I am sorry to hear about the PIP appeal too, I hope something works out.

    I recently joined this forum myself and it has been very helpful when I felt alone.

    I hope it will have the same effect for you, and that things can change for the better with your PIP claim.

    Chockies 🍫.
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