A Sense Of Foreboding πŸ˜

Uhhh my Universal Credit commitments have randomly changed to expecting me to look for work, coinciding (coincidentally) with having a different, male* work coach for my next appointment. I have a task in my Todo List asking me to 'accept the commitments agreed with my work coach'. I've just written a message saying that the … Continue reading A Sense Of Foreboding πŸ˜

“So What Have You Been Doing To Look For Work?”

My benefits advisor has been keen for several months for me to get Universal Credit to put me through another Work Capability Assessment, since he's worried that they'll randomly stop accepting my Dr's fit notes and stop the payments (based on his experience in the field!). The idea of them stopping payments is absurd, as … Continue reading “So What Have You Been Doing To Look For Work?”

Advocacy And I’ve Already Been Here πŸ˜‚

First jobcentre appointment since February 2020… It all feels like this time two years ago,There's a buzz of activity again,Not necessarily forwards; Kevin from Stepping Forward came with me,We met outside early,I filled him in on the whole housing crisis and court and law dealings; I told him as we were waiting…That just like two … Continue reading Advocacy And I’ve Already Been Here πŸ˜‚

Stress

I sometimes feel the stress,From having to rely,On this steady stream of money,Coming from my parents; I hate the lack of independence,But that's what happens, through bad health,β€”It's just that,There's always the risk,They may cut off the flow without warning; For they've done that before,And that's what they're like,β€”Always a drastic action,With no warning at … Continue reading Stress

Benefit Of A Doubt

(Work Capability Assessment). Well now I feel like a fool,I feel like a tool, β€”I shouldn't have read all those horror stories,It really wasn't that bad at all! And that was a good start,I love when it goes like that; I mean,Maybe those stories were true,But for what it's worth,My experience was good; It wasn't … Continue reading Benefit Of A Doubt