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    From personal experience, contacting the local...

    From personal experience, contacting the local council made things worse for us, we kept a noise diary for up to 3 months. Council couldnt contact the neighbour who decided not to respond to letters,...
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    I have regular monthly acupuncture and have done...

    I have regular monthly acupuncture and have done for a few years now, even after my op I have the needles inserted around the scar to help with the pain, I really hate needles but that isnt a...
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    Purplebreeze, it seems the people who did your...

    Purplebreeze, it seems the people who did your check out had something to hide if they couldnt confirm a check out date, its not the right way to do it as we know to our cost.
    That was a few...
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    Interesting reading about PENS, after all the...

    Interesting reading about PENS, after all the pain I have had for years I am most anxious about the procedure hurting! Im such a wimp when it comes to needles.
    I also work full time and driving is a...
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    I have tried most mentioned here, I have been...

    I have tried most mentioned here, I have been using Fentanyl patched since 2008 and they dull some of the pain but I now have neuropathic pain which i take Amitriptyline 50 mg for. consultant at pain...
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    Were you not expected to attend the check out,...

    Were you not expected to attend the check out, this is your chance to challenge anything they say is wrong, as you have the check in details.

    It sounds easy challenging your landlord through TDS,...
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    I do the assessments for Social Services and...

    I do the assessments for Social Services and having a DP is the best way to do it. You need to complete a financial assessment and a percentage of some benefits may be taken into account, depending...
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    Phaedra, the bad news is we're getting off the...

    Phaedra, the bad news is we're getting off the train in Durham, we are really going to Sunderland but didnt want to broadcast it. Really have gone off the idea of flying, so many negative points. Ive...
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    Been and gone

    We went to Strasbourg over Xmas for 5 days, lovely and relaxing, no xmas hassle, lovely cheery Xmas markets and all just a train ride away.

    In 4 weeks time we are going to Bruges for 3 nights,...
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    Thanks Nukecad, I don't claim anything apart from...

    Thanks Nukecad, I don't claim anything apart from PIP, just a query as I haven't heard anything about it. I attended a Welfare Benefit Awareness session and the guy from DWP talked about it briefly...
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    Universal Credit

    Does anyone receive this benefit? Is there anywhere in the country that it is being piloted yet?
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    Caz, was it ATOS or Capita that did your F2F?...

    Caz, was it ATOS or Capita that did your F2F? early days I think, the longer they have to go over your application thoroughly the better for you, try not to worry about it, no news is good news!!
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    Like others this has always been something we'd...

    Like others this has always been something we'd get round to doing. I have every intention of spending every penny before I go and if I go before hubby he can please himself what he does with it.
    We...
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    Who was it did your PIP assessment Caz? where did...

    Who was it did your PIP assessment Caz? where did it take place or was it a home assessment? yes this is a very standard letter, we all get them after assessment, there are hold ups with them all so...
  15. Lighttouch.............you cant say you havent...

    Lighttouch.............you cant say you havent tried!!
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    Hi Reddivine, I think its fair to say that the...

    Hi Reddivine, I think its fair to say that the system of having an allocated SW went a few years ago, it did in my LA anyway.
    If someone has a change of need ie increased care needs or hospital, a...
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    It might be an idea to get Social Services...

    It might be an idea to get Social Services involved and tell them of your concerns, that in the event of an emergency you would need help.
    No harm being on file in case you cant manage.
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    It's only 20 metres, the distance you can walk....

    It's only 20 metres, the distance you can walk. If you tell them 200 you'll get nothing, don't confuse them even more.
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    But there are exemptions to this, family members...

    But there are exemptions to this, family members have been employed and paid via a Direct Payment if there are seen to be reasons in the best interests of the cared for person. Some LA allow this and...
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    I feel for those that have to go through this...

    I feel for those that have to go through this scrutiny, but its not a new rule by any means.
    I remember when I worked in a home care agency in 2000 and applicants had to provide a form of ID, it...
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    Flymo its great to hear that you are sticking...

    Flymo its great to hear that you are sticking with your studies and will ultimately qualify, what a huge achievement. It seems that your contribution to this site is a full time one so Ive no idea...
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    In a situation like yours I push myself and wont...

    In a situation like yours I push myself and wont give in until I really have to, then I need to go to bed and cry! But I dont.
    I sit at my computer far too long and for more hours than I get paid...
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    Spencer you just need some answers from the...

    Spencer you just need some answers from the person who declined the assessment/placement.

    Extra Care Housing is a step up from sheltered housing but not residential care, they are a wonderful...
  24. Thread: Scoliosis

    by RubyRed
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    Im OK Sarah, thanks for asking, just trying to be...

    Im OK Sarah, thanks for asking, just trying to be positive and getting on with things I want to do, or I'll die trying!!

    Interesting comments Lightouch about scoliosis, Ive had more deterioration...
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    Might as well add what I know and what is...

    Might as well add what I know and what is accepted in the area I work.
    Keith is right in saying it is the decision of the Housing to determine criteria, AA or CA doesnt really have anything to do...
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