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"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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    hi there, i am currently on income support, what do i need to do to get off income support?

    Would like to go on JSA and come off income support.

    Thanks.
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    Why are you on Income Support? Are you claiming Incapacity Benefit due to illness/injury?

    If so, get your doctor to sign you off, let the DSS know this, and call the local jobcentre or call centre (if the office has converted to Jobcentre Plus).
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      i'm not on incapacity benefit, but i'm on income support due to an operation i had earlier this year.

      so its just a case of letting the DSS know?
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        Yes, tell them you now feel fit for work.

        Call or visit the jobcentre. They will either give you or post a JSA1 claim form and an appointment to go in for a New Claim interview. Make sure the form is filled-in all the way to the back, as you need to claim JSA (Income Based), which is the equivalent of Income Support.
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        • #5
          why would you want to?
          Isnt IS less hassle?

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            I'd stay on IS if I were you.
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              i can stay on income support? o_0
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              • #8
                Originally posted by jake0
                i can stay on income support? o_0
                You can stay on it as long as your doctor will give you a sick note. However, after a while you will be called in by the DSS to go through an All-Work Test. If you don't get enough points in this, the DSS will tell you that you must sign on.

                You can appeal against the result, though, and still receive IS at a lower rate.
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