Hi, I was previously an unpaid carer for my next of kin + was forced by JCP to take a CSCS course, + worked on various building sites, which made my COPD worse + not dealing with previous/ongoing mental health issues, I was classed as ‘clinically severely vulnerable’ when Covid 19 started + was homeless/NFA during this time + hid it from family/friends. I was in a serious RTA on 3/8/21 + was in hospital for 3wks on major trauma Unit, after injury to my right arm + they cut, muscle, tissue + skin from my arm + took 2 large strips of skin from my right thigh(to cover arm damage), I had broken ribs front right, left + back right + small chip on lower spine! I was discharged from hospital to a homeless hostel + my original COPD/Depression, anxiety, panic attacks deteriorated + got severely worse! I had a p’call WCA on UC on 28/6/21 + was put into ‘work group’, I was trying to get help to appeal or MR against the decision but due to C.A.B. + local disability charity being closed, I was not able to get advice within 1 month time limit! I had RTA on 3/8/21, was discharged on 21/8/21 to hostel + rung UC on 23/8/21 to let them know what happened + report change of circs! This is when my nightmare began, I was getting different advice from JCP/UC work coach, they told me that I would need to start again from ‘new injuries’ but my daughter challenged them + noted, I could maybe get a MR on WCA up to 13 months after WCA decision, if I had a good reason? I did request it + now, they stopped my rent being paid by HB + now I’m stressed out, suicidal + having hassle from housing options, trying to force me into accepting a flat that is not suitable for my needs + in an area a distance from my family + no shops nearby + said theyll find me ‘intentionally homeless’ if I refuse this flat? I’m under care of hospital Psychology service + awaiting a local charity advice/help to deal with everything but I’m feeling suicidal + struggling to cope with everything + don’t know what to do or who to trust due to wrong info from UC + my daughter is married with 2 kids, works full time + is a carer for her grandparents + I don’t want to lay all my stuff on her too? I’ve got PIP p’call assessment on thurs 25/11/21 at 9am, Psychology p’call at 10am same day + 2pm appt for blood to be taken all on same day + GP appt on fri 26/11/21 + I can’t cope with it all anymore + feel like ending it all + it’s really took a toll on my mental + physical health severely and don’t know how to get through this anymore? Please can anyone offer a useful link or what/how to get any sense from this brutal system, as I’m getting told different things, each time I speak to someone at UC? Many thanks for any advice would be so helpful? Yours sincerely, kind regards, Stephen N.
Goodness, you have so much to deal with.
If you feel suicidal then please contact the Samaritans If you're having a difficult time | Samaritans
Re UC, it’s a nightmare system. The Citizens Advice Bureau https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ are the best people to help you with this or Turn2us Our helpline - Turn2us
Re housing the Citizens Advice bureau or Shelter can advise.
I suggest you let PIP assessors know you have a 10 o’clock appointment at the start of the p’call so they are aware. Sounds like Thursday is going to be a stressful day.