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Thread: been on ESA 3 years, wanted to work but finding it hard.

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    It's really important that you change your mindset to being positive.
    I know it can be a bit overwhelming but you need to think in terms of a "can do" approach and not "I'd like to.. but.."
    Have you thought of going to college to gain some basic qualifications, even part time? Finding out about what's on offer is a start. Give them a call and ask if you could arrange to come in and speak to someone.
    Have a look into organisations who help people find voluntary work.
    Are there any social groups you could join?
    Ok you might not do everything at once but you need to take small steps in order to go somewhere. I went down a few avenues but took the chance in meeting some really interesting people and I enjoyed hearing about different opportunities.
    You need to make the first move.
    I read a lovely thing once - can't remember where but I wrote it down:
    "Those who wish to sing always find a song".

    Good luck!
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    I've applied for college. They said because of my English skills I would have to do a 10week course and pay £50 a week before I can do any other course. It's unaffordable for me and sounds like a scam tbh but I am too far away from any other college.

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    Your English seems good to me? Surely that type of course should be free if you need help? £50 a week seems like a scam I agree!!!
    Many courses are free if you are on certain income related benefits.
    Can you talk to someone else at the college?

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    Check in your area to see if you have a volunteer organisation if you have ask them what there is out in your area for you.

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