Out and About
12 December 2018
I have severe ME. It took me 20 years of mental health abuse by the mental health services to get the correct diagnosis. Now I am wheelchair dependant, most shops in my local town I can’t get into due to steps. Most services I can’t access due to steps or lighting that hurts my eyes or requirement to phone in the morning. I have needed a drs appointment for weeks but I can’t phone in the morning to get an appointment. Shops are often over crowded so it’s a constant battle to do shopping. I have had medical professionals tell me it’s ok to spend all day getting dressed. I have had them pour water over me in bed to try to get me up, I have had care refused because ‘it’s a mental health problem’ which is Isn’t it’s a neurological problem which many don’t understand. I have had night time care refused ...
It makes me feel [obscenity]. I am constantly told not to apologise for asking for equal access for being able to do things my friends can do.
No nothing is ever changed.
If you've been discriminated against, read how you can positively assert your rights in our Take Action section
Have any feedback regarding a comment? Get in touch