My daughter is 11 years old and has suffered with Ulcerative Colitis since she was five years old. I was advised that due to her disability I could claim disability allowance for her. In 2016 she was awarded the higher … Continue reading “Not only have we lost the disability allowance….”
Lots of people assessed for PIP and ESA complain of the fact that, especially in the report, their assessors jump to conclusion, often ignoring all the medical evidence provided and the DWP’s own guidelines. Therefore we have people seen to … Continue reading Did your PIP and ESA assessors jump to conclusions?
Another mundane day in Cornwall and social media is awash with calls for more volunteers. (some are connected with disability) today is day which my own world is going to be a small. Been working over the weekend so half … Continue reading “To be a defender of life and drive a squad car that is powered by compassion”
We received this message with a poem. Please share it widely as much as you can. It is very hard to read, do not read on if you are already struggling but it needs to be seen by as many … Continue reading “The cloud turns darker day by day”
Did they also take into account all that was mentioned by the evidence provided? Like side effects of medications, fatigue, pain, anxiety and other symptoms that might make difficult to do everyday tasks? This is another problematic area according to … Continue reading Did your assessor read and understand the information provided by your healthcare professionals?
Having been someone who has always had a disposition to mental health problems, clinical depression and generalised anxiety disorder, I had to be signed off work 1998 -2000. I returned to work as soon as I was able. 2010 was … Continue reading “In December of 2017, I was called in for a further work capability assessment…”
A few of the many replies we have received so far to this question. There is no reason to add any comments, they speak for themselves. These are well paid assessors which, according to the DWP, are supposed to be … Continue reading Would you say that your PIP or ESA assessor understood your disabilities and conditions?
Today I went to the Job Centre to try and sort my JSA claim. It took three people to tell me to get a sick note and I was basically told that I could lose any support from the DWP … Continue reading “Will there now be a demand for your local Job Centre to treat disability with more compassion and dignity?”
Five years ago, I started volunteering for a mental health charity in my hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. This has given me frequent unsettling insight into the impact austerity policies, enacted by the government since 2010, have had on our members. For … Continue reading Austerity has had a devastating impact on people living with mental health problems
Today has been a long day. I had an interview in Launceston, another place in Cornwall that lost it’s rail connections decades ago. The interview was about working in the care sector, a sector I know very well both from … Continue reading “Does the family of the frail individual know, how vulnerable her mother and grandmother is?”