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The work group is good if you’re looking for work or looking for what kind of work will be most suitable to you but I’m not looking for work so I don’t think I should be in that group.
I just feel that I suffer every day and this does not fit me at all.
I simply want peace and to be alone. I am so tired.
What is the point of life if I am so unhappy?
Get some advice and support. Phone the NAS helpline and speak to somebody. I’ll get you the link for the number, it might have email support as well, I’m not sure. But please don’t try to cope with this by yourself. It is hard and it is a struggle but with the right support, you’re life can be a whole lot better. I feel for you I really do and I would love for you to get some support with this. I’ll look for the number now and the link.
Here’s some info about the help line www.autism.org.uk/helpline
I understand that California. I think that what you need right now is some suppprt so you can have some time to rest. This has been most helpful to me and I understand that I am often (it appears) a bit more forceful in my appraoach than many people, in getting my needs met, so I know it’s not as easy for everyone. Please will you contact the NAS helpline and tell somebody how your feeling? Your life is so precious, even if you can’t see that just now. You are important but it’s not easy for you to see that just now and I can see why. Having to do a low paid job that brings no joy and leaves no energy for anything else can be soul destroying, especially over time. That’s why I told them I wouldn’t look for work. I understand the situation you’re in and I urge you to get some support. I wouldn’t be where I am today without support. While you’ve still got some strength, please get some help. Life will start to get better for you once you’ve had some rest, some alone time and some support. I care for you deeply because I’ve been in your situation. I only got out of it by accepting I needed support and getting it.