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  1. Thread: Hot weather tips

    by Caley
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    This heatwave's not good for diabetics like me...

    This heatwave's not good for diabetics like me and hubby - hubby doesn't cope with hot weather anyway, and his blood sugar's soaring in the heat, making him feel even more lethargic. My sugars...
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    I looked at Open University a couple of years ago...

    I looked at Open University a couple of years ago and you could get financial help if you were on a low income, and as I was working part time with kids and a disabled husband, I would have qualified...
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    And when you ring them, they won't have a clue,...

    And when you ring them, they won't have a clue, will probably promise you a call back and then not bother, as seems to be the normal standard of DWP incompetence. My local council used to send out...
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    This report makes sickening reading but sadly no...

    This report makes sickening reading but sadly no surprise and I'm pretty sure the Tories will simply ignore it and carry on slashing support for people who need it the most. They assume poorer and...
  5. Thread: Bargain Hunt

    by Caley
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    I love everythingfive pounds too and as a larger...

    I love everythingfive pounds too and as a larger lady I find that their range of tops is brilliant but their trousers/bottoms are very limited in bigger sizes. I love charity shops too and often...
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    I have mixed feelings about seeing the back of...

    I have mixed feelings about seeing the back of Cameron. I'd love to see the back of Osborne too but much as I despise them and their cronies, I fear we'll end up with Johnson and possibly Farage who...
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    So glad he's getting better. Hope he stays well...

    So glad he's getting better. Hope he stays well and you enjoy many more happy years together!
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    I really feel for you - I'm a real dog lover too...

    I really feel for you - I'm a real dog lover too and my dogs are my babies. I lost my oldest dog at Xmas due to fluid on her lungs and it was horrible. She was 13 but had been really fit and...
  9. I think maybe OP is worried that one of the risks...

    I think maybe OP is worried that one of the risks of being on ESA is that if you try to have any kind of "normal" life and make an effort to get on in the best way you can, the assessors/DWP use that...
  10. I'm feeling a bit bored too. Luckily I'm not on...

    I'm feeling a bit bored too. Luckily I'm not on ESA but I get PIP due to arthritis and I'm at university. I've finished my first year, so I'm wondering what to do with myself for the summer till I...
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    I'm not a real political animal but am leaning...

    I'm not a real political animal but am leaning towards staying in as I fear that coming out could give the Tories free reign to ride roughshod over workers' rights and the rights of poorer/vulnerable...
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    Some landlords insist on 6 months rent in advance...

    Some landlords insist on 6 months rent in advance if you're on housing benefit as we found out when we tried to find a private rent, and that's the small minority who will accept HB at all - most...
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    We actually experienced a problem with...

    We actually experienced a problem with accessibility this week when my husband had his f2f for PIP. There were a couple of steps to get from the waiting area to the consulting rooms, no ramps,...
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    We took the full BT package when we moved house -...

    We took the full BT package when we moved house - TV, broadband and landline. The choice for broadband was limited because we're in a rural area and BT seemed about the only one who could guarantee...
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    Well the good news in our house was that we...

    Well the good news in our house was that we received no nasty brown envelopes and I finished a huge essay for uni that I've been struggling with all week!
  16. Thread: just wondering

    by Caley
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    It might make more sense to have a separate...

    It might make more sense to have a separate question on mobility for mental health/anxiety issues rather than lumping it in with everything else on that descriptor so there'd be three questions -...
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    If someone could design something to stop walking...

    If someone could design something to stop walking sticks falling over that would be great. The amount of times I prop mine against something while I'm at a till in a shop or sat in a café/classroom...
  18. Thread: just wondering

    by Caley
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    The system is so screwed up it's impossible to...

    The system is so screwed up it's impossible to understand their reasoning in why they award or disallow claims as they do. I wonder if the people you refer to are getting enhanced mobility because...
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    The system really does stink! As you say, these...

    The system really does stink! As you say, these so-called health professionals are being paid like sales staff on commission so it's in their interests to skip through as many assessments as they...
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    If he was supposed to be one of the better ones,...

    If he was supposed to be one of the better ones, I dread to think what the others are like! It now makes a lot more sense why so many with mental illness get turned down - a cursory tick-list...
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    I'm sure the DWP, ATOS/Capita and politicians...

    I'm sure the DWP, ATOS/Capita and politicians will do everything they can to justify how they treat people. It'll be interesting to watch though. I've just gone through my PIP assessment and...
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    You're so young to be suffering so much pain, it...

    You're so young to be suffering so much pain, it must be a nightmare for you! I don't think you can get cannabis on the NHS, though some people say it helps a lot with pain but I've never tried it...
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    Rachel, it sounds like you've had a really hard...

    Rachel, it sounds like you've had a really hard time with pain and its terrible that the pain management clinic were so unhelpful. I asked my GP to refer me to the but he said there was no point but...
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    I'm sorry you're feeling so low at the moment. ...

    I'm sorry you're feeling so low at the moment. It's a horrible feeling and I've been like that myself lately after my condition deteriorated and I suddenly found I couldn't do things that I'd been...
  25. Thread: Housing benefit

    by Caley
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    I would double check with your council, but as...

    I would double check with your council, but as far as I'm aware you should be entitled to the maximum local housing allowance for a one-bed flat and will be able to top up the rent payments yourself....
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