Fibromyalgia Action UK
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well wat a horrible day iv had been sat in a work programme induction today for 2 hours for the man who was taking it to say i dont know why they,ve sent you here at the end now at the beginning of september iv got to go on 4 days worth of interview techniques and letter writing and cv training it is ridiculous as i cant even get out of bed these days or walk due to the pain i was the only one in the room who could barely move im sooooooooo angry .....

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I am not supprised your angry you hve every right to be. Blooming daft for them to send you. Makes me mad and I am just reading it.

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Oh my god what idiots sending you well at least showed your williness !!!

Nicki xxx

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It is just stupid - I have my jobcentre plus interview on 28th August - so let's see what happens!

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they will most probably send you on a work programme it just ridiculous to say the least i was all ready in agony before i even went out the door never mind to sit for 2 hours while they ask me what sort of job i was looking for hope you get on better then i did julieevh gentle hugs

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How awful for you. Sitting on those hard chairs and not being able to get comfortable must have been a nightmare!! I have my assessment soon and fear the same will happen to me, like you I have a lot of pain and would find attending a work programme induction thingy extremely difficult - I'll probably take days to recover from it!! I hope that some sense is applied to your claim now and that you receive the benefit you so obviously are entitled to.

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It’s so sad that some people are treated this way and I am sorry you treated so badly. I think it all depends on how helpful and understanding your work coach is. Before I was awarded limited capability for work status, my work coach didn’t push me to do anything. All I had to do was turn up once a month and have s telephone appointment once a month. I did at one point say to him that I was worried he wasn’t sending me to some of the things you mentioned and his response was”it doesn’t take a genius to see that you wouldn’t cope, so what’s the point?” He did say if I saw something I felt I could do he would advocate on my behalf. He helped me fill in the forms for the assessment and I think with his backing I was awarded limited capability for work status. I am very greatful to him for not just his common sense but also for the help he gave me. I am 54 and had never claimed before, but after being made redundant I had no choice. Have you been assessed yet? I wish you well. X

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