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    Thumbs down I want to take two of my former support workers to court...

    Now, I get that you most likely do not offer legal advice, so you may not be sure of how to help, and I hope my story here does not come across as a confusing, rambling manifesto either. But I don't want a lawyer. In fact, I finished with my previous lawyer, as he never kept me out of jail. I'd represent myself if I have to.

    Basically, I had two women removed from my support rota like 5 or so years ago, amid concerns I was obsessing over them. One of them is Spanish and she used to be my key worker. I've got a form of autism referred to as a Pervasive Development Disorder, and so I feel lonely. Before they were taken off my rota, they kind of started being nasty to me after initially being very nice, probably to try to put me off from 'hitting on' them, I assume, and I did not want to speak up about their attitude adjustment, in case they got removed. After they were removed regardless, the people in charge (called the "Seniors") lied and said they were still my support workers, and that they were just busy, and I was in a flat where they supported me. Clearly, I knew they were lying. The ladies were removed at separate times, but in both situations, the lies the bosses told me were practically similar each time. Even before that carry on occurred with these two ladies, I got abused by a male worker who pretended to know my ex, and the higher-ups were informed about him sending me emails with a fake name. But I really don't know if he left or got fired, because they never spilled the beans. He did admit to me personally that he was doing that, which is really creepy.

    I once asked my key worker why she wanted to work with autistic people...and she said it's because she got "bored". I'm not kidding - she said that!

    Anyway, I got angry about losing them, because I did really like them as people, and so I lashed out at the staff over and over again, because I lost my cool. Eventually, I got remanded in jail for breaching my bail terms prior to a court appearance, because I kept on contacting them trying to make amends, and I was even assaulted in jail. After I attempted to offer an apology, which is something I've actually attempted over and over again in vain, I got remanded once more. It made me feel like garbage and I haven't felt happy in years now. I've actually not even got a social life any more, and I struggle to go on buses or visit a shop, and social services did not bother trying to find me decent, alternative help, and they probably just view me as a "problem" nowadays.

    The year after, the head of the agency duped me into ending my tenancy, by getting me to sign a blank piece of paper. When I rang up the council, what they told me about my so-called rent arrears did not match what she said. It seems that they simply chose not to take any accountability over what they did.

    This occurred in March of 2015. The court had me living with my parents and I ended up stuck there for years, until I got the flat I am in now. Then a few months after I lost my other [supported] flat, I got remanded in jail for 3 months, as the court fully committed me for trial for breaching a supervision order. Due to emails I sent, where I said dirty things (but I was just venting), the jail decided to send me to a prison 50 miles from home unexpectedly, and I had to share a cell with sex offender types and my mother nearly had a stroke after she found out I'd been carted off to Barlinnie. The sheriff that was dealing with this garbage corrected the false accusation, but you obviously know that lies like that can be very hurtful.

    Last year, I contacted the former key worker of mine, who split up with her partner. I had no idea they had separated. I contacted him too, to ask what his problem with me is, as he badmouthed me on Facebook before, but I generally did not say anything nasty. So months later, cops put a card through my door saying they wanted to see me and they were from West Lothian, in Scotland. Eventually, I agreed to be interviewed with my solicitor present. After all, they never give up until they have talked to you, right?

    The sheriff in Livingston wanted to get a social report, which is often what they do to get the "facts" of what happened. So I saw them and obviously, instead of doing the smart thing and saying what the social workers wanted to hear, they likely just wrote back to the court that I'm obsessed or that I'm bound to commit analogous offending, as I'd been getting reported by other people in the past over petty incidents to do with social media.

    I got sentenced to 70 days in jail 'due to my circumstances' on 17 August, and I was sent to HMP Addiewell, because my former key worker resides in that general area. In jail, they gave me paperwork as well, refusing me an early release via the HDC option. So that made the third different jail I was incarcerated in, after Edinburgh and Barlinnie. Anyway, I had to go to court yet again on 2 October for not carrying out 120 hours of community service to do with a different matter altogether, which stems from me pestering a former pop star on Twitter earlier in 2018. Although I sent him money as an apology with PayPal, he was very cold and nasty, but I was not supposed to contact him again. The GP I'm with stalled giving me a medical note to excuse me from doing the work, but the sheriff dealing with that matter was not the same one as who sentenced me in August, but she was made aware that I was serving time in jail. She gave me a concurrent sentence which lasted to 7 December, but the police gate arrested me on the morning I was meant to be liberated, over something else they wanted to interview me about. Fortunately, I was taken home as they had no evidence.

    Now I feel fed up and like my life is essentially over. At home, all I do is sit in front of the laptop all day long. It depresses me. Some of the staff members in jail were not nice either. And I recently posted a complaint form about my current (or former?) social worker, as people in jail tried to contact him and it seems he finalized my care package months ago without even telling me. Yet when I contacted him on the phone once after not hearing from him in ages, he made out he wanted to see me at my flat, but I could sense he was fobbing me off. He is a liar, but anyway: I want to know how to get the ball rolling on having these ex helpers taken to court. The law is definitely corrupt, and sometimes I think I'd be better off never attempting to get a social life.

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    I am so sorry you had to go through it,
    yes there is not justice and very difficult to get one. I am in Canada and we went through courts after awful accident, There is nothing worse that dealing with today justice system. I can only support you here and listen (read) to you. I am sure someone will pop in and maybe help you with some insights
    ''“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahila View Post
    I am so sorry you had to go through it,
    yes there is not justice and very difficult to get one. I am in Canada and we went through courts after awful accident, There is nothing worse that dealing with today justice system. I can only support you here and listen (read) to you. I am sure someone will pop in and maybe help you with some insights
    Now Dahila knows what she is talking about

    I’ve missed her and she makes great soaps
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    yeah Dahila makes not only great soaps, but great lotions, awesome shampoos and she is an excellent cook, Can get anyone with my cooking
    ''“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
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    Unhappy

    Thanks. And I am really glad that people out there understand why I feel the way I do, having been through similar situations themselves.

    It just really disgusts me how this legal system never looks at the bigger picture, or the overall perspective of what truly happened, and they just decide to stick a guy like me in the slammer, only to release me after months of that with outstanding debt problems, because they stop your benefits in jail because "Her Majesty" provides for you, and all this anxiety, and depression, and a growing concern that I am without a decent future, is just making me feel like it is pointless to do anything.

    Year after year, it only gets worse, because I do nothing but sit online all day long most of the time. Now I even have idiots on YouTube making videos mocking me, because I defended this guy who likes the Resident Evil games, and even he turned on me because I said inappropriate things about America, which I won't repeat here. It was really bad what I said, though, and it had no business being brought up in a debate about a video game franchise. Anger makes me say things I normally would not say, yet all this carry on was initially a result of them mocking him, and I was defending his views, because I like the content he uploaded to his channel. The thing is, in those videos where I was bashing them back, I held a toothbrush to the camera and pretended it was a microphone. It was really meant to be funny, I guess, but I honestly look back at that stuff and view myself as a bit of a tit, because in another video, I had a stray mouse running in my bath tub, and I explained how I had caught it by putting a rubbish bag in my bath, so I could capture it in a container and release it afterwards. Mice cannot climb up a slippery surface.

    Considering this Nemesis fellow went all 180 degrees, and kidded on their mockery did not bother him, the end result is that I made myself look incredibly foolish, and for too many years, trolls on the Internet have done so much damage to my mental health, as well as my online reputation. Nemesis just did that to save face, because they were basically slagging him off for repeating himself. If he kept on reacting to what they were saying, that would make him look bad, so he chose to rise above it, and now everything is okay between all three of these babies. Either way, he does not spew out angry thoughts as often these days, but he must have blocked me on YouTube. My comments only show up if I log in. They do not show up otherwise. Hereby, I know he has blocked me.

    Two users (one of which is known as Renegade Operative) made a series of videos, but I cannot post every single one. This is because me and this Nemesis guy stated we did not like what Capcom (the creators of Resident Evil) were doing to that particular series. This was just our views. Right? That is the issue with immature content creators. If you do not support their niche, well, you are going to get backlash over it.



    It almost feels like I am living, but that is all I am doing. Here I am alive, with absolutely nothing to look forward to, and I don't trust support workers anyway. So even if I had support, I think there are too many cons and not enough pros. They don't even answer to their clients. They humour people and say what you want to hear, only to turn around and blab to social workers or their bosses.

    The court basically does not care about anything other than making sure those women are kept safe and happy, or whatever it is. They could have giving me supervision again for breaching the Non Harassment Orders, but I declined that. I am trying to get new helpers, somehow. Do you really think I want some court appointed watchdog being a spiteful ass again? No.

 

 

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