I Need Closure


Why I am developing my CPPDP to becoming a Mental Health & SEND Advocate

My shared a memory. 6 mins · 

Mrs Mervelee Myers 16 Alma Grove Bermondsey London
SE1 5PY

Employment Appeal Tribunal
Second Floor, Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8AE

10th January 2018

Reference: UKEATPA/0603/17/LA

Mrs M Myers v London Early Years Foundation

Without prejudice, with reference to Employment Appeals Tribunal  www.gov.uk Tribunal requested dates to avoid for a period of 4 months from February 2018. I have been advised to put in writing to the EAT about my #disabilities. I am also carer for my elderly husband which can impact on this matter as well.

Therefore I will list my disabilities as the following:
Mental and Physical Disabilities that are “Protected Characteristics” under the Equality Act 2015-2016. Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion and Diversity www.creid.ac.uk, www.equalityhumanrights.com and www.inclusion.ngtl.gov.uk.

They are covered under:
Race Relations 1976 (Amendment) Act 2000. Education Reform Act 1988. Employment Equality Regulations. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005. Safeguarding Vulnerable Group Act 2006.
Mental Health Conditions and Diseases & Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Childhood traumas – result of transitional developments. Living with my father’s Parkinson’s disease www.parkinsons.org.uk and my grandma’s diabetes www.diabetes.org.uk and death from a broken heart. Her son was brutally murdered.

Chronic Anxiety – linked to the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease: tremors, shakes, slurred speech, immobility/stiffened joints, emotional. Chronic Anxiety diagnosis in July 2006.

Atypical Parkinsonism – signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with the Mental Health and Physical conditions linked. Hard to treat and diagnosed.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). Always trying to be in control. I managed to work and carry out normal day to day activities, despite developing the condition from puberty. That is until my childhood traumas were triggered into PTSD from the 23rd July 2014 to 27th September 2015. This was the second time it happened in a toxic work environment.

Paranoia developed as result of the ill treatments from the 23rd July 2014 to the 27th September 2015 when I was forced to resign with Nervous Breakdown. Treatment at www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/southwark.

Depression, leaving me unable to carry out normal day-to-day activities. I was passed fit to go back to work after the Medical Suspension. See Medical Reports re counselling at the Maudsley Hospital.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy recommended by Dr Laura Crawford. Recommendations made for Reasonable Adjustments.
Hidden Disabilities results of childhood traumas.

Dyslexia. Dyslexia affecting my brain and other functions.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Had counselling at the Maudsley Hospital after Dr Laura Crawford from the Occupational Health Medical Suspension advised me to get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to find out why I react the way I do to certain situations. Medical Reports was Judges Case Management Order in the Bundles.

Physical Disabilities:

Back Pains – results of injuries from a fall when I was pregnant with first child. Reoccurring problems from I arrived in the UK. Hence the reason I accepted the job with the condition that I do not work with younger children/babies. Information in the Bundles.

Sciatica & Cramps – Now getting physio to strengthen back and leg muscles.

Arthritis – Diagnosed 2010. Information contained in the Bundles.
Diabetes – Information contained in the Bundles.

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person has a disability if she has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. I worked with LEYF Nurseries prior to transferring to BIB, HOC and New Cross with a Contingency Plan at Luton Street. All the sensitive and confidential Data about how I manage and control my disabilities are contained in my FILE. LEYF refused to give me access from before I transferred from Luton Street.

The Equality Act 2010 states that there is no need for me to establish a medically diagnosed cause for the impairment. What is important to consider is the effect of the impairment. The Judges Court Management Orders ask me to present Medical Reports and they were provided.

Role of Carer
I would like the EAT to take into considerations that these days, any one of my disabilities can flare up without any notice. There are days when I am unable to get out of bed. I am also carer for my elderly husband which can have bearings on this as well.

Feeling Pressurised
I would like to bring to the EAT attention about the fact that I am being pressurised and this impacts on my disabilities and how I am able to carry out normal day to day activities. The culprits are the Department for Work and Pensions – DWPHMRCWinsome Duncan: Author, Artist & Book Confidence Coach, the Metropolitan Police Service, others from the establishments and systems that are friends of LEYF.

As can be ascertained from Dr Laura Crawford’s Medical Report, I have to prepare everything in advance. However I think I am been penalised for taking all the measures and applying early intervention strategies to be in compliance with the EAT orders. I was told at the CAB that the papers must be returned to the EAT before the 5th January 2018. But what did the EAT do, send another letter to be returned to them by the 5th January 2018. However I did not receive the letter until after the date it was to be returned.

I will therefore have to continue with my Defensive Practice to help me hopefully get this matter dealt with. I need to move on with my life. I have not even grieve for my mother yet. Another thing, I have been made a target and a sitting duck for everyone to take advantage of me because of my vulnerability of having disabilities. So whilst I was set up to be robbed blind. Someone called the Southwark Police Station and London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to section me under the Mental Health Act. Maybe the EAT might like to deal with the fact about the reasons for that?

Bureaucratic Red Tape and Rhetoric.
Finally I will end by saying LEYF have done everything to strip me of my dignity after I spend the best years of my life giving of my best. Now they set out to destroy me, without any hope of picking myself up when I was treated in similar fashion in another workplace. I am part of Dr Maria Hudson Research Paper recommended to Acas www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers.

Barrister Jones was given the benefit of the doubt when she pulled a SICKIE because she admitted to the judges she did not prepare a case. The case was adjourned when she did not turn up the next day. The judges did not consult with me when setting the date. And I could go on and on, but I stop here for now.

Although Provision, Criterion or Practice is not defined by the Act, it should be construed widely so as to include, for example any formal or informal policies, rules, practices, arrangements or qualifications including one-off decisions and actions.
The Equality Act states “Direst discrimination is unlawful, no matter what the employer’s motive or intention, regardless of whether the less unfavourable treatment of the worker is conscious or unconscious”.

The Equality Act 2010 states that “if an employer’s agent or employer (such as an OH advisor, or HR Officer) knows in that capacity, of a worker’s disability, the employer will not usually be able to claim that they do not know of the disability, and that they cannot have subjected a disables person to discrimination arising from disability”.

“Therefore where information about disabled people may come through different channels, employers need to ensure there is a means – suitably confidential and subject to the disabled person’s consent –for bringing that information together to make it easier for the employer to fulfil their duties under the ACT”.

The Act says Discrimination against a disabled person occurs when an employer fails to comply with a duty to make reasonable adjustments imposed on them. Check the Bundles.

Dates:
February: 2nd & 3rd Nursery World Show. 23rd & 24th Training.
March: 2nd & 3rd Childcare Expo
April: Not aware of any appointments. But if not emergency, I can get them reschedule
May: Same, because I am not given appointment that far in advance.
Bearing in mind that I have disabilities and is carer for my elderly husband.

Yours sincerely
Mervelee Myers.
Home: 02027. Mobile: 07950618083. Email: rattynem@btinternet.com.

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Mervelee Ratty Nembhard
Mervelee Ratty Nembhard What is happening? God what is this…. I said my final goodbye to my mother on the 22nd January 2014 in Jamaica. I spent most of the time from the 22nd December 2013 to 22nd January 2014 with her. She did not remember her only daughter. The result of her dementia www.alzheimers.org.uk/, which I diagnosed as I studied Health & Social Care with the OU www.open.ac.uk. This course was sponsored by http://unison.org.uk, but they abandoned me when I needed them most. The same as www.voicetheunion.org.uk.   
But during the time I was home mum didn’t recognise. She came around on the day I was leaving to say her final goodbye. The moment I will treasure forever. When I reach rock bottom, I have my memories to fall back on that’s why I stand my ground against www.bwbllp.com, www.personnelconsultancy.com and the establishments and systems not to be discriminated against. I would be letting my mother down if I did not fight through the struggles, challenges and unfairness of an unjust society. Because finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the support from www.cloisters.com.
My mother was not educated, but her compassionate nature more than make up for all of her other deficits and limitations. I am proud to have her as my mother. Just days before Father’s Day, I can be proud of my Mama who had to become the Mother and Father, for her children. The carer for her own mother and husband. And later on in life taking up the call to meeting the needs of anyone  who needed her tender loving care. I will forever be grateful that I inherited your traits as a strong woman. And also the DNA from my father that make me who I am today. Backing down and giving up will not be an option. 
That’s why I am taking my time sharing my experiences so I can provide that support network for others. I refuse to let www.hctgroup.org, spoil my joy in enhancing my knowledge as I continue empowering myself.
     

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