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Home visit support

euphoria75euphoria75 Posts: 2Member Listener
edited July 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi, I would like some advice please .I have got a home visit on the 10th of July for a pip assessment ,the woman who was going to attend with me and support me is unable to do so , I suffer from bad anxiety, depression and mobility issues . Is the anybody who could support me and attend the assessment?  I have asked about and can't find anyone. I would be grateful for some advice .


  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,883Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @euphoria75

    Good Evening & Welcome.

    I’m so sorry to hear about the lady who was going to assist you with your pip assessment.

    In the first instance do you have a local “CAB” they can be very very helpful in this situation????

    We have also got a “helpline” ourselves: 

    0808-800-3333 (Mon-Fri)

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you further????

  • euphoria75euphoria75 Posts: 2Member Listener
    Thank you for your help. 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Posts: 460Member Pioneering
    Hi were u told you had too have someone there with you at home assessment. I was told that I do cab won't be able too sit with you from what I was told .I was frantically trying too think of someone also .in the end my son's took day of college .or ud be in same boat as you 
  • atlas46atlas46 Posts: 827Community champion Pioneering

    Is there a local advocacy service near you? They are very good in situations like yours.
    Keep us informed.

    Best wishes
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Posts: 3,506Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    This isn’t generally the type of things advice agencies do as there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. However, it’s your home and it’s not a medical so you can literally have anyone with you. Friend, relative, neighbour etc. The suggestion of an advocate is an excellent one but it’s also worth thinking why you want someone there and what specific things you hope it will achieve. You have physical and mental ill health but it sounds from your post as though the latter thing is your more immediate concern. Hard as it may be, letting them see your anxiety may be the better thing for your claim.
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