I have been looking at the extra support provided by the open uni. I’ve come across yet another issue. They won’t give the targeted support I could need unless I get a diagnostic assessment to identify my specific difficulties. I have to pay for it and then be reimbursed by applying to the open university. That isn’t the issue. I can’t find any specialist teachers (it has to be done by them not a psychologist) within the Leicester area or nearby who say they do adult assessments. So I don’t know if the open university will agree to provide extra academic support with writing in essay format and irac format. I’ve sent them a message asking them which they should reply to within 10 days. I need to ring student finance (that’s going to be a long process, probably be waiting on the phone for ages) as they need the disability support allowance part sorting out before the other part can be approved. It says on the screen that I have to ring them due to not having a needs assessment. I haven’t rang them yet because it says that I have to wait up to 8 weeks (probably more at the moment) for all loans to processed.
I had to ring my bank today after discovering that it wasn’t me overspending but someone dipping different amounts from my bank account over several months. They’ve now banned the person from getting any more money and refunded me all the money they’ve taken over that period of time.