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?”
I am almost 69 and 3 years ago had a Capita assessment, as I am wheelchair dependent due to MS. Previously I had full DLA benefits, but was reduced to basic. The DA lied by saying I could walk 20 … Continue reading “Previously I had full DLA benefits, but was reduced to basic”
I took part in Autism awareness week last week. I went on the radio, l love radio and did artwork for the week. Also helped raising money for Autism and spent a morning transversing the River Tamar. One of the … Continue reading “Autism is not sad, it does deserve your support and it’s not getting enough”
What does it mean to be a Carer? The dictionary states that it is ‘the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something’. It also further states that it entails ‘serious attention … Continue reading “What does it mean to be a Carer?”