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Read accounts written by disabled people, carers and health professionals on how austerity and cuts have affected them. Send your voice too!
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WOWvoices 2h
It's left me feeling dejected, miserable, worried about how I'm going to manage as I keep experiencing continual cutbacks from various directions. I've lost my confidence, my assertiveness and my determination. I'm isolating myself in so many
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WOWvoices 5h
Where I live the situation is dramatic even without  taking Universal Credit into account. So many people are denied PIP and ESA for no reason at all. My husband was denied PIP because articulate and well kempt.  According to them if you are
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WOWvoices 8h
Another mundane day in Cornwall and social media is awash with calls for more volunteers. (some are connected with disability) today is day which my own world is going to be a small. Been working over the weekend so half of my body wants to go
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WOWvoices 11h
I used to work two jobs to bring up my two children. My son was diagnosed with Autism but from eight he started experiencing horrific repeated attacks by other groups of lads. It was so bad my hair fell out. Social services wouldnt help i ended
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WOWvoices 14h
25 years of medical neglect, abuse and torture is largely my experience since my spine twisted up 25 years ago. The cause is from an NHS operation I had when 10 years old. It took many years before I got a referral in which time I was left
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WOWvoices 17h
A few of the many replies we have received so far to this question. There is no reason to add any comments, they speak for themselves. These are well paid assessors which, according to the DWP, are supposed to be experts in assessing chronically
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WOWvoices 20h
I have brain damage from a hit and run car. I suffer from depression anxiety short term memory loss, extreme fatigue all of which have negative impacts on my every day life. I have been refused the full rate of ESA and turned down for PIP.
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WOWvoices 23h
I find this very difficult to write. I find it very difficult to accept that 7 years after we realised that Tory & LibDem Welfare Reforms, as commissioned by Tony Blair from his banker mate Lord Freud, were killing disabled people, these
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WOWvoices Nov 18
As Parent/Carer for my son I have had many challenges over the years keeping my son safe and constantly reminding regarding this he has had many falls and unexplainable issues and I feel safeguarding is not highlighted and accurate enough. 
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WOWvoices Nov 17
I am having to tell my entire life story of being raped as a child, being put into a house of hell, Chadswell Assessment Centre, which was pretty much the same as Fred Wests house except in Rocester Staffordshire, over and over and over again,
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WOWvoices Nov 17
I've been through hell with all the cuts to the NHS and benefits, and the changes to welfare. I'm severely physically disabled and have other health problems that also cause me problems daily. It's hard to know where to start with all the
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WOWvoices Nov 17
When I looked at the report I had to double check it had my name on it. I have never seen so many lies in my life! I scored zero points and lost the money for my carer. They said I go on holidays, can cook meals, bake cakes and enjoy
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WOWvoices Nov 17
This is a copy of my appeal; This is now the 3rd time I have had to appeal PIP, this time because of changing descriptors. Maybe I am not explaining my difficulties to others in the right way, it is probably my fault. At the time of the
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WOWvoices Nov 17
I have multiple disabilities. As well as long term mental and learning disabilities, I developed a pain condition over a year ago, which prevented me working for 6 months at it's worst.  It means I need to use a wheelchair most days and I
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WOWvoices Nov 17
I was suicidal because of the stress I self harmed. I struggled filling I the forms by myself and had severe anxiety. Now I’ve learnt that CAB will help to fill in the forms!!! Why did no one tell me. I’m angry that I had to feel
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WOWvoices Nov 17
I'm disabled and I have 2 children so I'm on Universal Credit as well as PIPs.  I have fought the fight and I have my sick element and my PIPs being paid for the time being.  I thought I could take some time to do an online degree and so this
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WOWvoices Nov 17
As this years budget was being read out in Parliament, I received a letter from the DWP saying my PIP had been stopped because I hadn’t sent in my renewal form! I had! When I called I got told I’d have to make a new claim and to expect to
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WOWvoices Nov 16
My father had polio as a child then 30 odd years later he got ill they found out it has turned in to post-polio syndrome , he always knew his arm/hand/shoulder/fingers were smaller than the other and it affected the whole side of his body. He
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WOWvoices Nov 16
Helen has Cerebral Palsy and is a lifelong campaigner - (when able). Since 2010 she has watched the situation for people with a disability/illness deteriorate… "It's 3am. I'm lying awake listening to the wind. A dustbin (or something),
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WOWvoices Nov 16
I attended a WCA after  7 cancelled  appointments (not cancelled by me) , none of those appointments included  a completed health questionnaire, because none were sent. The assessor  claimed to base his evidence on a 2015  MRI report, but
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