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  1. This is a good drama film. 


  2. A horror short film I was in, back in March.


  3. I always wanted a car. I hate buses and crowds of people especially if somebody sits next to me, it makes me feel uncomfortable. But because I'm on ESA and DLA I'm afraid that driving could affect my benefits and I won't be entitled to them, they sometimes with fail you because it show you can concentrate and stuff like that.
  4. Section 117 aftercare suggests otherwise. ''sorry I messed your post up lol''
  5. Hello Jack! I have read your ''hello new to forum'' post and am sorry you experienced hardship at the hands of your managers. I am a service user and have had many grievances with my support provider primarily management but because I have a fantastic care- coordinator from the community learning disability team I have yet to be kicked out which I think the care company desperately wants and I'm vocal about that, they put it down to psychosis so I'm rarely listened too. Most of the front line staff are wonderful and caring no question about that! Its the ###### management, first thing there is a high staff turn over, I've know at least 14 staff come and go in the last 6 years of me living here. Rules have become more stringent. A manager put a safeguarding in on me saying a member of staff had accused me off saying something too her which I never did, and I lost a friendship over it and potently could of got my head smashed in. I can't go into specifics but it was very unprofessional, it later transpires that member of staff didn't accuse me off anything and the manager made it up. Which I could prove! A member of staff is on 'leave 'awaiting court for stealing from a tenant here. The list is endless.
  6. I'm on the maximum dose of Aripiprazole 400 mg monthly injection because of some supposed non -compliance issues years ago and now they won't take me off it and I have fought and fought but because I apparently have a psychotic illness called Schizoaffective disorder and ASD plus a Mild Learning Disability they don't take me serious. The psychiatrist put me on a community treatment order last year when my section 3 in hospital and its renewed every 6 months forcing me this med and to live here in this house with 24/7 staff support, If I run away for the night they ring the police and report me missing and potentially re-called on my section 3. Now I have tried and tried to lose weight, I'm 21 stone - 5ft 8in. and hate my body. 11 weeks without alcohol, walking everywhere and eating much healthy and not not lost one pound in weight, what does it take? I have excluded the second opinion doctor and PALs and feel really stuck.
  7. The support company I use used to have a petty cash kitty for staff meals but some workers took advantage of it and it was stopped. I think it's very unfair that my staff aren't allowed to eat out with me and have to provide for there own meals and I'm the not the only one who has capacity that thinks that same with drinks, we're not allowed to buy drinks either. I know at my Wednesday Mencap group I attend we're allowed to buy staff food and drinks as well as the NHS LD day centre but that is rare because they have their own petty cash.
  8. Jack Schitt. .... I perviously had an appointee to manage my finances because I have a severe Bipolar episode some 4 years ago and it was suggested to me that it would be beneficial to have an appointee manage my money which at the time I agreed too. It took 9 months to get that annulled beginning to end and in December 2015 I seen a consultant psychologist from the learning disability team and concluded I have capacity with regards to my finances when I'm well but not when I become psychotic, just to give a little context. So there is no doubt I have capacity. I think with regards to me having capacity I should have the right to purchase my support staff meals because otherwise they aren't going to want to eat out with me knowing they have to fork out of their own pocket and this is going to have adverse effects on my and my social inclusion.
  9. I live in Supported Living and since the 1st of April the support company have brought in policies that support staff aren't allowed to eat out with tenants and that they have to pay for their own food meaning tenants can't buy food for staff. I think this is detrimentally and has an effect on the choice tenants have because when a support worker can't afford to eat out they are less inclined to support the tenant to eat out meaning less choice. The complex manager said it's safeguarding those who lack capacity but I think they're cracking a nut with a sledgehammer because I have capacity so I'm being penalised because of this company wide policy. Do you know if other company's have brought similar policies out?
  10. The one just outside Rainworth, Nottinghamshire from what I can gather isn't a very nice place at all. I was nearly sent there if I continued to refuse to take medication and from the stories I have heard from a nurse who worked there who transferred over to NHS learning disability nursing (I was in a NHS hospital in Nottingham at the time) it's not a very good environment to get better because the wards are very unsettled and turbulent, don't believe the nice glossy brochure they send out highlighting all the good things they do. It's a very strict environment and any slight Infraction can get you sent to seclusion and they employ a lot of bank staff so there isn't familiarity within the team because all the staff change all the time. And they have big burly response staff so if a member of staff pulls their pin they respond in force and chuck you in seclusion. ****Trigger warning mention of child abuse below**** And there was the case of them letting out a known paedophile on section 17 leave who then raped a child in nearby Rainworth some time ago. The psychologist who let him out ended up committing suicide, now it's got a very bad reputation within the local community so anybody who resides there are like lepers, not that there is anything to do because it's stuck on a industrial estate with only a petrol station and a restaurant pub nearby.
  11. Keep strong, don't let them wear you down.
  12. Where are you, Charlie?

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