Sick of Job Center sending me on work related courses over the last 5 years. Spent 4 weeks picking up litter in one of the roughest Council Estates in Manchester. Dozens of rubbish courses on how to apply for work. I finally got them off my back by Volunteer Driving for the local Volunteer Center. 4 months now been driving the elderly to Hospital and Doctor appointments. Some are in wheel chairs but most struggle to walk short distances. I love my job , how can I feel sorry for myself when I am helping people much worse off than me. I work Mondays and Tuesdays but help out occasionally on other days. Even on easy weeks I feel really tired by Wednesday and takes me a few days to feel better. I wish I had done this earlier , no amount of antidepressants can give you joy of helping those who are worse off than you.
I know many of you struggle from day to day as I do , but some of you could help others. there are many schemes to help the elderly or physically disabled. Some could just be ringing those at risk every day to make sure they are OK. Please consider contacting your local Volunteer Center and ask about local schemes.
Help yourself by helping others