Published: 17/05/2017 13:50 - Updated: 17/05/2017 13:54

ME support call after sufferer's benefits stopped

Sally Crowe, pictured in 2012 before her illness, wants more to be done to help ME sufferers. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios
Sally Crowe, pictured in 2012 before her illness, wants more to be done to help ME sufferers. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

A KEISS woman who suffers from chronic exhaustion and has not been able to work for five years has had her benefits stopped after being ruled fit to work.

Sally Crowe has been left almost housebound after being struck by myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – also known as chronic fatigue syndrome – which means she is no longer able to work at her croft.

However, assessors from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) ruled that despite having the illness she is still fit to work and have stopped her benefits, resulting in her relying on the help of her retired parents to get by.

She is calling for the Scottish Government to help her and 21,000 others in Scotland who have ME improve their lives.

Read more in today's Caithness Courier.

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