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Jessica’s Story

I moved to the UK 4 years ago and absolutely love living here. London is home to me. I came here on a working visa, sponsored by a company. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a disability and have been unable to work for a while. I am at risk of losing my visa because of my disability... Though my whole life is here, I may have to leave my home because I became too sick to work. I am not even entitled to benefits, so I don’t use public funds - even so, now that I am disabled, I am no use to the government. Visas aren’t given out easily to disabled people...

-Jessica, London

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