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.



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

Nicki xxx


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


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

trigger x


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.


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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