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Yes I'm not worried either. Maybe I'm naive but I'm pleased I'm not stressing over an unknown like I usually do!

From what I read yesterday, I think the Norway Plus sounds ideal. The only way we're linked to the EU is because we're part of the Union of trade but not under the EU laws or needing to pay money to the EU to be part of the club. The downside some leave voters might not like is we would have to accept free movement of people from the EU countries which I have no problem with it at all. I don't understand why Norway plus isn't being put forward as the best or ideal solution of a deal. But then my knowledge of politics has always been scant.
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Talk / Re: Dry shampoo
« Last post by Fiz on 09 Dec 2018 10:00AM »
Yet again ally, someone with the same problems I have! I will think about the options if my hair gets to the stage I'm not wanting to be seen.

The day after I applied to the county council an OT called me and talked through my difficulties and from what she says I will be given more than I'd wanted. Perching stool for the kitchen because standing to wash up is so painful. She seemed to prefer a drop down seat than a chair to put in the shower but I said I'd feel safer in a chair with solid fixed arms that I could push up with. She said the drop down seats do have arms too but I still think I am going to feel safer in a chair.

The day after that a letter came. There were 2 forms to complete which made me panic which again I feel daft about as they're simple questions. The forms have to go in different directions though. The permission to share form goes to the county council and I've only given them permission to contact my GP and no one else. And the other form is a basic finance form, a more detailed form will be completed letter when officially applying for a DFG but it seems my means tested benefit is a fast tract point to be eligible to apply for a DFG. I couldn't face them until yesterday and rey want proof I receive one of a list of benefits. This form needs to be completed to my local authority who pay part of my rent with housing benefit so you would think the LA could easily discover if I'm in receipt of HB as it's them that have awarded it to me!

I live in chaos and have no clue where such a letter might be as I have several stacks of paperwork that need either filing or throwing so it could take me a while to be able to send this form off as I now have to locate a letter. Nothing is ever easy.

Oh and I'm already panicking about having a man in my house and it's months or years before any work is done.
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Talk / Re: The freedom we get from having mobile phones?
« Last post by Fiz on 09 Dec 2018 09:40AM »
I can't use a phone at all. All my life I've needed someone to use one on my behalf.  Arranging a date with a boyfriend via my parents when young wasn't good.  Having to ask a stranger passing by the public phone box to ring my husband, as I was stranded, was cringe worthy as well as difficult  When my dad had a heart attack while with me, trying to find someone to ring the ambulance service was a nightmare.  Therefore, texts on a mobile phone were a god send for those like myself. I'm listed with the emergency services via my mobile phone, so, I know I can get help if needed.  The days of embarrassment, lack of independence, my safety, and everything else,  is now sorted.  Wish it had been invented years ago.

I had no idea you had the same struggles with phones. I thought I was irrationally crazy for not even being able to call my son. I feel so much less alone now and that it's a real problem some people have.
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May be triggering



I worn something from 5 years ago and it still fits, so I am proud of myself.

It was a scarf but let's look at the positive.
:-)
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Talk / Re: The freedom we get from having mobile phones?
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 09 Dec 2018 09:21AM »
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Wish it had been invented years ago.
>biggrin< the extras are helpful too like gps and maps help me know where I am. My sense of direction remains poor and I always get lost in hospitals.
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Talk / Re: The freedom we get from having mobile phones?
« Last post by ally on 09 Dec 2018 05:52AM »
I can't use a phone at all. All my life I've needed someone to use one on my behalf.  Arranging a date with a boyfriend via my parents when young wasn't good.  Having to ask a stranger passing by the public phone box to ring my husband, as I was stranded, was cringe worthy as well as difficult  When my dad had a heart attack while with me, trying to find someone to ring the ambulance service was a nightmare.  Therefore, texts on a mobile phone were a god send for those like myself. I'm listed with the emergency services via my mobile phone, so, I know I can get help if needed.  The days of embarrassment, lack of independence, my safety, and everything else,  is now sorted.  Wish it had been invented years ago.
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP Travel Distance Petition.
« Last post by Dark_Divinity on 08 Dec 2018 06:05PM »
I signed it.

I realise there are a lot of disabled people who live in locations that make getting to assessments difficult, but has anyone mentioned how many people this is affecting. If it is a low number of people then the DWP needs to let the people being assessed have home visits and if the number is high then why not set up a temporary assessment centre at a GPs surgery or similar location.

Thanks for signing the petition. I have no information as to the number of people.
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Cafe / Re: Today's weather
« Last post by lankou on 08 Dec 2018 05:34PM »
Is that even a proper cat? 

No it isn't, but that picture reminded me of a neighbour's cat which when it was persisting down with rain, instead of going home would stare at me from outside with a look on it's face as if it was my fault.
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Cafe / Re: Today's weather
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 08 Dec 2018 05:13PM »
Is that even a proper cat?  Looks like its face is melting!  Whatever, he's not a happy chappy, and it looks like you're getting the same inclement conditions as we are in Somerset (wind and rain.  Again.)
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Cafe / Re: Today's weather
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 08 Dec 2018 01:42PM »
OH no that poor cat, that is why I try to make sure mine are indoors when the weather is like this.

Its been so grey and wet it makes daylight look dirty.
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