I don’t know if you can help me as I’m just a disabled mum who after 11 years of receiving full mobility component and middle care component [of DLA] I’m apparently healed.
My disability though invisible is very painful and I don’t walk far.I can’t. I use my mobility car when I can to take my kids to school. Day trips. Doing things with them when I’m able to. I have osteoarthritis in my hands now so my 8 yr old daughter helps me with my pills as I can’t open the bottles, packets, blister packs or childproof lids. She can.
My 8 yr old daughter is my biggest worry as she is autistic and has mobility safety issues herself. She has no sense of danger on roads and I certainly cannot run after her. My car is my lifeline to give me and mine a semblance of a normal life. I missed out by 2 points. 2!
This car is the difference between me having a life and me not having one. I have a carer yes and he can do stuff for me. However just for sanity’s sake a person needs to feel useful. To contribute. To bring something to the table.
Having spoken to motability today I feel how truly sad the people there are. Trying to do a job that they’ve lived for so long that now means they are hurting and punishing people on a daily basis. Motability are stars to help people like they do. Never had a bad word to say about them in 7 yrs I’ve had a car with them.
On the 9th August my car is being taken from me. My last act of defiance is to tell them it’s here.. come get it. I refuse to take it to them – it will break me. I won’t.
I can’t use public transport they won’t take my mobility scooter on buses and taxis. The train isn’t an option really. I have high anxieties and when I need to leave a place because I can’t cope any longer I need to leave then and there.
I feel I’m being punished for something I’ve not done. Today I sat looking at my tablets and thought how easily I could just take the lot. Disappear. Become a statistic soon forgotten by the Tory party.
If you can help me at all I need you to stand up and give all of us disabled a voice we don’t have now. This isn’t just about me. I do know that I’m lucky I have my kids and a lovely man to back me. Some have no one but you.
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