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A vision of the future?

briancharles5612 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
I posted earlier about my concerns about a firm called nimbus who are trying to become the established disability access card firm here.

Here’s part of the assessment. 

It’s even harsher than the DWP. Imagine if these people ever get to actually determine more than venue access? 


  • briancharles5612
    briancharles5612 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
    Here’s a link to the symbols on the card too. It’s even worse than DWP and like going through that process all over again. 

  • DayDreamBeliever
    DayDreamBeliever Community member Posts: 74 Courageous
    I actually haven't had any issues with them. I've had a card for over a year now and it was a fairly easy process. Just had to send over what evidence I had and they approved it really quickly. I haven't actually spoken to anyone who has been denied by them. Not to say it doesn't happen just that most often I see people have a similar experience as I did 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,361 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not sure I see how it's scary ?
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • briancharles5612
    briancharles5612 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
    @woodbine the language is very harsh and has got firms who were happy with a letter now making you go through a mini DWP like process 
  • DayDreamBeliever
    DayDreamBeliever Community member Posts: 74 Courageous
    Whilst I think places should accept different types of evidence I don't think this card is a bad thing at all. Lots of people have support needs but don't get a blue badge or a disability benefit and these are what are usually asked for as evidence for access requirements. This card allows them to have proof of their needs to receive accommodations even if they don't claim a disability benefit or require a blue badge. 

    The process is genuinely nothing like the process for claiming PIP. No one at nimbus is trying to catch you out or call you a liar, they are just trying to ensure that their card is reputable so can be used as proof of access needs. If anyone could just get the card it wouldn't be any good at helping people who genuinely need support or accommodations access them. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,556 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't see what the issue is at all and certainly don't see it as scary. I applied for one a couple of months ago for my daughter. It was a very simple and straight forward process. I just included her PIP award with the application. It's nothing like the PIP process at all.

    Although there's a small charge for this card, it pays for itself after just one use the majority of the time. Well worth doing this in my opinion and saves taking evidence with you when you do want to go out to various places.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,496 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd never seen this card before but it does look like a good idea.  I'm definitely considering one for when (or if) I can get out again in future. 


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