Scared of my future/brexit.

  • Just to say i talked to my parents and it is all under control. I will get back to you guys when its all sorted..............
    Hello I lived here for about 30 odd years and i have been schooled here and never broken the law.
    I was born in south Africa in 1987 and moved to the uk, my mum and dad are Belgium and we moved from Africa due to my dads job. I myself never really worked and I claimed jobseekers and dla at around 2012. 
    I was to have a paper claiming if i wanted to keep my Belgium passport but I never had it and my passport was revoked. 
    Only started saving recently to become British as to stay in the country. I am getting my papers sorted and then i can get a British passport but im scared if they say i cant become british and then deport me as i never really worked here.
    Everyone tells me not to worry but i just dont feel safe. I understand why people voted for brexit but i dont want to move as i will live in poverty and wont be safe in Africa. I have nothing there.
    My mum and dad worked in the uk for most my life and they are applying for British passport and what not. 
    I am not very good at saving and I have asked if I could have a loan on moneysavingexpert.com but they were pretty rude.
    I feel so bad im not sure if I deserve this at all, am a bad person? Will i get kicked out?
    Could you give me any advice?
    I did try to contact NAS but it said it was blocked not sure why as i have not used that email in years
    Kind regards.
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  • The free legal service for people with disabilities seems to be the key. Someone who can offer advocacy during stressful interviews for example. 

    I think that having someone to explain it and be able to realy the information who is experienced would be the best way forward too. Handing £2500 over to someone who can't explain this all seems very dubious.

    Some people think that being able to explain complicated things in a verbose way is intelligence. I think the opposite is true. If you can explain something in clear and simple terms that everyone can understand it, for me that is a far more useful skill. You can make making a cup of tea sound like Uncertainty Principle, but that is idiocy. Advocacy is a very admirable skill. If people were less interested in sounding like geniuses, and more interested in communicating, there would be far less problems in the world. I think LostOne87 has bumped into a few people who fall into the latter.

    And what about NAS itself? Could they refer someone who could help with advocacy in a situation like this? 

    Maybe LostOne87 should call them. Good suggestion.

    Whilst CAB are limited, they are at least free. You need to keep your money until you get advised by a trustworthy source that you may need to purchase certain documents

    I used to have to deal with CAB when I worked in drug rehabilitation. They really are stretched, and they struggle to allocate time and resources. I'd refer people, and it was so hit and miss. For the past 20 years the CAB has been being systematically forced into a state of redudancy. Fucking shameful. I agree totally about the money issue, and the advice on what needs to be paid and when. People need resources like that, so that they have more control over decisions they make. Leaves less room for the sharks.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/search-for-your-local-citizens-advice/local-citizens-advice-details/?serialnumber=101039

    That's Caerphilly's only CAB. If you are reading LostOne87.

    I've scoured the internet for stuff in Caerphilly. Doesn't seem there's much in the way of advocacy. It's all the usual stuff in the way of Autism Support. All for young people and kids. That's fine, but there are some adults that need help too!

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