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How to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA

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How to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) 16th July 2020 at 1.15pm This is the July 2020 online meeting of Fibromyalgia Friends Together.  This session will be delivered David Rollins who has many years experience of voluntarily helping people with their benefits claims. He has also set-up a network of people who he has […]

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A video about living with Fibromyalgia

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Rebecca Browne living in Northern Ireland gives her view on living with Fibromyalgia:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-53000548/i-felt-like-a-prisoner-in-my-own-home A long-term back injury and fibromyalgia left 26-year-old Rebecca Browne unable to leave her house. “I was like a prisoner in my own home, so I eventually had to look into getting a wheelchair,” she said. Rebecca received a wheelchair loan […]

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Happy Pride 2020!

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June is Pride month, it is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades and marches but with coronavirus and social distancing still in place, things will be different this year. A lot of events have been postponed or cancelled, but the celebrations […]

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Fibromyalgia and the corona covid19 virus

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We have had many people contacting us about Fibromyalgia and the corona covid 19 virus We have had many people contacting us about Fibromyalgia and the covid 19 virus, including being asked about if they should be on the shielded list.  The answer is you will not necessarily be on the shielded list because of […]

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Presentation on surviving Fibromyalgia

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Yesterday  (21/05/2020) Fibromyalgia Friends Together had its first online meeting. The topic of the conversation was ‘Surviving Fibromyalgia during the current crisis’. This a copy of the presentation given:  Presentation on surviving Fibromyalgia There is a additional slide in the presentation with your suggestions on surviving it. Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 18th […]

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Over 10,000 people now following our work!

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Message from Mark Farmer, Fibromyalgia Friends Together Group Chair We are excited to announce that last  we reached the 10,000 like on this page about Fibromyalgia. We started the year with just a few thousand likes and in a short space of time, have reached this important milestone. When I helped set this group up […]