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Did you set up the public interest company?
No, I hope to in the future. I was too scared, trying to finish Uni. I had financial issues too, my husband lost his job, so I had to find one.
Yeah, I think we have s tendency to think faster than we can actually deliver. I’m sure you’ll set it up at the right time.
I’ve read through the info and I went on a few other pages. It’s certainly inspired me to get moving. Realising there is support out there is very encouraging. I think they may be able to help me. It might be a combination of this and the new enterprise scheme, who already passed my business plan. I would of course need to speak to them, to get further details, when I’m ready, but for now, it’s given me the push that I needed. As I said, I don’t often need a lot of help but I do need some.
Tjank you for that, I really appreciate it, it’s made a huge difference. Best of luck with your survey and all your plans. I think you’re going to be great in this role. It’s refreshing and encouraging. Thank you.
I'd be happy to help if I can be of any use. I relatively recently gave up self-employment, running my own business, after years, to enter the world of work again. My re-entry into the working world has not gone well at all.
I think you are doing an admirable job. You are very suited to doing this as your chosen career, straight away I feel you are understanding. Your words and how you come across is so reassuring. Please carry on and I hope you get many coming forward with confidence that you really do Understand how we feel and how we struggle.
yes you are autistic but you are able to take your new found knowledge and put it to good use.
Please look after yourself, with the highs come the lows, take itvsteady and don’t over burdenbyourself. Wevall try so hard to help but often we burn out in the process, we care so much and hate seeing suffering, we need tobtakevacstep back frombtime to time and allow others to step in.
May I offer you an aspie virtual Hug? You can refuse if you wish. I will not be at all offended, ( )
I'm really sorry to hear that. Self employment is a great way for us to avoid the barriers but it is a huge responsibility and in addition your earnings can be insecure, which isn't good for spectrum folk. I'm really sad to hear working for an employer is not going well. Can I ask did you disclose to your employer? And are they disability confident?
Thank you that is very kind of you and I accept the virtual hug.
I am very lucky that my Boss is very understanding, he has been very open to what I have told him I need with regards to reasonable adjustments. I tried to work full-time initially but I just couldn't do it.
I wish I could become self-employed.
I would love to be alone most of the time.
I would be so happy to be alone.
Financial insecurity would be big problem.
Access to Work sounds good but I have had many problems with them as well. Do remember that they are a part of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Financial insecurity would be big problem. Earnings can be insecure, which a big problem for me as a spectrum folk.