Being forced into work!
I am a 39 years old single mum to a 5 yr old daughter. I've had arthritis for around 16 years and now my daughters 5 and at school I feel I'm being forced back to work. I've struggled through many years with my condition,and now have deterioration of my spine and trouble with back pain.ive tried to apply for ESA before but a very young and inexperienced girl said I was ok to go back to work in three months!!!? I have a part time job of 4+ hours a week and do around 10 pw. This isn't enough to get off JSA and the job centre are pushing me to find a 16 hour a week employment. As anyone knows who has arthritis, your minds as fit and active as it always is but your body just won't do what you want it to do. I'd love to be able to work 16 hrs and bring more money home but I physically cannot cope. I take 50 tablets a week plus 2 injections but the pain is still unbearable at times. Has anyone any advice.? Thanksxxxx :roll: :roll: