#Derbyuk #Conservative Party Disability cuts: People with mental health problems left behind as benefit changes take effect
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Shannon O’Neill has been stripped of the money she needs to help her travel, despite it being a ‘crucial’ source of support
A couple of weeks ago my diary said that two women helped me get back on a train…. Apparently I was lost, about 18 miles away from home.”
For Shannon O’Neill, leaving the house is an unpredictable and potentially dangerous ordeal. Her multiple mental health conditions mean that she frequently ‘disassociates’, becoming severely confused and disorientated.
“I’ll have little absences, little switches, through to bigger moments where… I completely just shut down and am not able to move,” she told The Independent.