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Hello my name is jaybar11 ,I was diagnosed with pd in 2011 , I am a self employed carpenter using agency’s but have had to try to get universal credit due to a vicious circle if I tell the company’s I have pd they don’t call me for any work if I don’t tell them and I get a tremor or freezing takes place they think I am drunk which is not the case either way they see you as a liability but on a more brighter note I have had my driving license renewed for 5 yrs instead of 3yrs even my motorcycle entitlement which is great as I’m a member of the royal British legion riders branch looking forward to good conversations and a brighter future for all those who have come into contact with pd in any way or form

Hi @JayBar11,

A warm welcome to the forum.

I’m sure it won’t be long until you make some great friends here. In the interim, I thought you’d be interested to know that we have a ‘Work and Parkinson’s’ section on our website which has a lot of information about working with Parkinson’s.

I hope you find the above information useful.

Best wishes,