"Benefits cut because I got ill"

About: Inclusion UK / Buckinghamshire STARS (in partnership with Oasis)

(as a service user),

I find most of the help good. But because I fell off my script I was very ill and so could not go to the groups as a result. My GP was told and she would not give me a sick note so then I could not get any benefit which will result in me having to commit crime, I. e steal, beg etc. I think if you are too ill to go to groups you shouldn’t be persecuted and penalised for it. I feel as if we have to go to groups or we get no script and worse your benefits cut off! Because of not going to groups.

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Response from Tracy Braddock, STARS Service Manager, Inclusion

Thanks for your very honest feedback. Here at STARS we encourage engagement to all interventions to enable / support holistic recovery, not just medical stablization.

If you would like to discuss your care in further details please contact me at STARS directly so I can look into this, I would not expect this to happen as the first response. We have no authority over your GPs decision making.

Wishing you all the best. Tracy

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