Caz thanks for the kind thoughts re robbie but I don't mind it so don't worry about him upsetting me
I tried wickes a few times but no luck.. I don't think Homebase is close to where I am.
Linda I have looked but there is not much really for people who are still students and even when I am no longer a student the government is forever making cuts for help with people with disabilities.
Have you tried The Shaw Trust - they were helpful to me when I was struggling to stay in work. You can access them through the disability advisor through the job centres. Have you also tried ringing, or visiting local shops, and asking for an appointment with their owners/managers, and talking to them about whether they would give you a trial. If you can be flexible about your working hours outside of Uni, that might be an advantage. Garden centres are often desperate for people of your age to work the unsocial shifts , for slave labour type wages. You might well come across someone who knows somebody with your type of disability, and who might be more empathetic or sympathetic to you. Once you have got a foot in the door and some experience, it is easier to get something more to your liking.
Also can I take issue with your use of the word pathetic in reference to your self. I for one look forward to some of your descriptive terms for players I don't like. They brighten my day no end. Hardly pathetic.
I really hope you feel better soon. Keep strong.