hi im writing this on behalf of my mum... shes 47 and has proggresive ms she works as a rgn nurse in a nursing home doing nights so not to pyshical but she is realy struggling she cant afford to give up work as she has a morgatage and lots of other debts shes gettin realy depressed angry and upset over this ... her boss gives her no support but we cant seem to find her jobs she could do with ms could u help?? shes had ms for 9years now tia xx
jobs with ms?
I have recently gone back to work full time after being off (through choice) for 10+ years. My walking isn't great and I have a job which is mainly writing (on the computer) and other computer work. I drive to work and park at the building, which has good accessibility. I have trained as a counsellor as well, and think that is something I could do now that my children are older and the house is calmer so it would be ok to have clients here. I think your mum will find something is she thinks laterally about how she could transfer her skills - being a nurse is a good starting point for retraining into something less physically demanding. I think her employer may have an obligation to help find something for her within the organisation, too - has she looked into that? She must have really good working skills that could be transferred with a bit of thought, and a good work record - don't let her give up!
Best wishes and good luck
I was an RGN and had to stop nursing in 2002, I also worked in Nursing homes and I became an NVQ Assessor while working in them . I used to Assess care assistants in the homes I worked in as an In house Assessor, your Mum probably know what they are. Well after I left Nursing i joined a training provider ( a private company that employs NVQ assessors to go into homes/hospitals and Assess). It's a lot less strenuous than nursing and you drive from home to home. I've enjoyed it but I work from home now on line so maybe your Mum would like to do some thing like that. Good luck helping your Mum.