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Debs69Debs69 Member Posts: 21 Listener
Hi I need some advice I've been here a few times about my esa claim while on UC I was signed off sick by my gp june 2020, I'm struggling to cope cant leave my home serious panic attacks anxiety I'm starting to feel paranoid as they are out to get me! 
I been asking for help for a year, done UC50 had WCA over the phone feb21 got 15 points but didnt meet the criteria for lwcra!
Had an incident where debt management just took £61 off my UC and basically on my journel i lost it!
Got no answers as to why but a message saying if I feel like that then they called the police!
Duty of care! I believe it's called.
So this ontop of not getting the support group I dont know what else to do I asked for a mandatory reconsideration and after 8weeks said no change.
I really cant handle much more it's too long everything going on over 8 months.
I ask for appeal tribunal but I really need some support or advocate to help me deal with all this, I dont know where to go for help.
Was going to ring mind crisis team but dont know what to say?
I cant do it I feel worthless got no fight in me they are driving me mad, I swear they are doing it on purpose.
Where can I get a support worker to help me please?


  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,754 Pioneering
    Try looking here https://advicelocal.uk/
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,565

    Scope community team

    Hi @Debs69 :) I'm sorry that this has been such a stressful time for you.

    Please do have a look at the link that calcotti has helpfully linked above. If you enter your location, you'll be able to see organisations in your area that may be able to offer you professional guidance. 

    Mind also has some useful information on advocates, and what they can help you with. 

    Are you accessing any support for your mental health at the moment? Please remember that there are people you can contact if you feel as though things are getting too much:
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  • Debs69Debs69 Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Thankyou I am in contact with SARC they are happy to help appeal but ask me to get additional information from gp and mental health support worker!
    Do I phone mind solent mental health care for support I dont want to take my life but I feel they are all in together to see me fail what does a person have to do to get some understanding and help I'm scared 
  • Debs69Debs69 Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Thankyou tori I'm just lost as where to go and what to say I feel so worthless; they say yeah your sick but you can read and write?
    I havent left my flat in over a year and they want me to do activities its just doing my head in.
    I cant sleep cant eat I'm starting to imagine?and see things and they just ignore totally what was put in the MR about calling duty of care on me one day my representative said safe guarding under section 9 now they said can write a diary and message work coach instead of calls, they know I'm not fit to look for work but I can read and write!
    I'm at my wits end 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,731

    Scope community team

    Hi @Debs69

    Thank you for your replies to @Tori_Scope I'm going to send you an email shortly to offer more support around the issues you mention so please keep an eye on your inbox. 
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,731

    Scope community team

    Hi @Debs69

    Just dropping you a message to see how you're doing today?  I hope all is ok but please let us know if you need any help with anything.  Take care and speak soon :)
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