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Disability Talk / It do's not affect disabled people
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 13, 2018, 05:24:31 PM »
Hello all ouch readers
 This afternoon I got a post in my in-box titled ARE YOUR PEIORDS NORMAL ???? + it was fascinating as it told me thing's I would of learnt at school 50 years ago but this road accident put paid to my sex education + disabled people are not supposed to interested in this subject as they have no hope of practicing this activity according to patronising able bodied chauvinist people who are totally ignorant when it comes to understanding/accepting human emotion's as it interferer's with corporate greed + capitalism
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 13, 2018, 03:09:17 PM »
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

In regard's to having 4000 plus post's I just planted a very fertile seed + people have fed + pruned this shrub/tree/flowering plant called great HOPE
Welfare Rights / Charities/funds, discount schemes etc. - a reminder
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on June 13, 2018, 12:09:00 PM »
In the UK there are about 170,000 charities.  As will be obvious from that statistic, the majority aren't big-name charities.  If you're struggling, at least consider approaching some.  For all that we should get what we need as a matter of entitlement, if we can't, it's a question of getting what we can where we can.

Also take on board that a charity is a type of trust fund, i.e. A ('donor') gives money to B ('trustee') for the benefit of C ('beneficiary').  What distinguishes a charity from other trusts is simply that if its aims (what the trustee is obliged by the terms of the trust) are on a particular list laid down in law, it can call itself a charity and get certain tax concessions.  There are trusts that aren't charitable but still help people.

With the death of my parents, I'm going to inherit enough not to have to worry, but if that weren't so, I wouldn't feel shame at asking for help (although I'd feel angry at the government for prioritising rich people and corporations).

You can search on various websites.  You can also ask around locally.  Often a charity has a particular focus that may seem narrower or different in nature from the well-known charities, but also the well-known ones may do things you're not aware of.  There are also organisations, mostly commercial, that offer discounts which  may reduce things like your shopping bills. For example, consider charities and schemes relating to:-

- Your conditions/disabilities
- Types of equipment you need
- Where you live (even as small an area as a particular village)
- Your career/trade or that of relatives (not just your main career)
- Former employers (check out the trust funds & charities attached to them)
- Groups & organisations you may have previously belonged to
- Your age group
- Your family role/status (e.g. parent)
- Your religious/spiritual affiliations

Finally and crudely, there are charities that some organisations, including commercial companies, have that are primarily a win-win tax concession and PR thing and that are therefore vaguely worded, which means that if you don't mind being used for PR, e.g. appearing in news stories alongside a beaming senior manager as he hands over a cheque or a wheelchair or whatever, there may be funding or goods or discounts to be had.
Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on June 13, 2018, 11:48:41 AM »
That's horrible.

It's all those little things that quickly add up when you lose a benefit or go down a rate of benefit, and they quickly add up.
Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by auntieCtheM on June 12, 2018, 10:20:49 PM »
Another thing that occurs to me.  I have not been paying car tax; I was exempt.  Now that I have lost DLA and did not get PIP I presumably should let the DVLA know as I will have to pay full tax now.  Or do DWP tell DVLA themselves.  Something else to have to get round to doing.
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by auntieCtheM on June 12, 2018, 10:15:09 PM »
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on June 12, 2018, 09:18:25 PM »
The curiosity-inspiring 'Impossible Pie' looked like a link, so I clicked on it - and got 'This page cannot be displayed'  >crying<

Now I know why the ruddy pie is impossible  >doh<

*retreats to cabin with a large flagon of coconut milk for consolation*
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by oldtone27 on June 12, 2018, 07:48:39 PM »
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by SashaQ on June 12, 2018, 07:37:29 PM »
Disability Talk / Re: DVLA tax exemption on website
« Last post by SashaQ on June 12, 2018, 07:37:07 PM »
My pleasure >hugs<

Thanks for highlighting that - it was a breach of data protection indeed to give away such information just from a number plate so it is reassuring to me as well that the information that is publicly available is okay now...

I'm unsure of the date it changed, too, but certainly GDPR would have made the government think!
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