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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43951

  • mike1983
whats a support worker is it like a psychiatrist,and how would i get one

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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43955

  • Survivor
I'm guessing that Catherine is using it as a generic term.

Support workers are people who help others who need a bit of extra help. Some people have a support worker because they live in supported housing, some people have one because they're looked after by a mental health team. If you are looked after by a mental health team but you don't have a support worker, you could ask for one.

It's also possible to have one with what's called "floating support" if you live in the community as opposed to supported housing or a residential home. That's paid for by your local authority and your psychiatrist or GP or social worker could help you with that.

Some areas have other people that can help, like advocacy services or advice centres or befrienders.

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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43957

  • Survivor
Did you know that the National Autistic Society has a telephone helpline? It's 10-4 Monday to Friday on 0845 070 4004.

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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43970

  • mike1983
if i get put on JSA will i have to go on those useless courses which tell u how to write cv and be good in a interview and for some reason last like 6 weeks+,cos i was on jsa before incapacity benefit and i did those new deal style courses and they are so usless and you have to do the same course again every year doing exact same thing.

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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43975

  • Survivor
I'm afraid we can't advise you on that.

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Re:help please 10 years 5 days ago #43976

mike1983

Have a look at the following web site, it explains some of the activities you would be expected to participate in.

www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits...gforwork/DG_10014402

Gordon

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