Hi all, I am new on here.
Im 19 years old, diagnosed with JIA when I was 11. Always lived with it and never let it stop me living a "normal" life. However, I am now struggling.
I worked with special needs children for 3 years but couldn't continue due to the strenuous days on my body. In May 2018, I left my full time job to have a few months rest, with the support from my parents to allow my body time to recover before going back to work. Unfortunately, my health has just got worse since and I'm now unable to return to a busy setting like a school.
I have also had to sell my car and get my parents to help me buy an automatic vehicle as it was becoming too painful to drive a manual.
I just want a normal life, but can't afford to live with no job. I only have qualifications in childcare and therefore finding it hard to start a new career unless I go back to college. I can't afford it.
Does anyone get any financial support if they can't work? I never thought I would get to this point so early in my life!