Hi everyone, looking for some advice for my partner.
So, due to numerous episodes he left his previous job and has been out of work for around 18 months to try and get a little better. In that time he has done 1 shift in a restaurant kitchen as a kitchen porter. By the end of the 6 hour shift he was exhausted and it took him several days to recover.
I don’t particularly want him going back to work, I’m not sure if he feels ready either, but he’s getting more and more frustrated. Unfortunately, even with a second job I am struggling to pay the bills, let alone provide a reasonable quality of life for us. We receive some help from the council (a small housing benefit & some council tax deduction) aswell as the lower rate daily living element of PIP, he needs the mobility element but we all know the struggle when it comes to PIP.
He used to be a chef but definitely can’t do that anymore, so we’re finding it very difficult to think of any job he could do that wouldn’t be too difficult for him. At the moment, on a good day, he struggles to stand for more than 10 minutes, is very unbalanced walking, has lost most feeling in his fingers, has reduced use of his hands & has limited vision.
If anyone can think of anything that would suit, it would be a great help as we’re out of ideas!
Thanks in advance
P.S. we live in quite a small town which also limits options