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Can you help? Dissertation research on experiences of applying and being assessed for PIP

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networkpie
networkpie Scope Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, I'm George, a third year student studying social policy and politics. I'm also disabled and recently went through the PIP application/assessment process, mandatory reconsideration, and finally an appeal to tribunal.

As part of my dissertation, I'm researching people's experiences of applying and being assessed for PIP and how these might vary between people with different types of disabilities.

I'm hoping to recruit about 10 participants to take part in a 1-2 hour interview about your experiences. To be eligible to take part you need to:
  • Be 18 or older
  • Have experience with applying/being assessed for PIP (it doesn't matter whether or not your application was successful)
  • Have capacity to give informed consent to take part
  • Not currently be subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act or detention under the Mental Health Act.


If you, or someone you know, might be interested in taking part, or if you have any questions about this research, please get in touch with me at g.d.bowron@lse.ac.uk.

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  • surfygoose
    surfygoose Community member Posts: 430 Pioneering
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    I am happy to help. I’ve sent you an email.
  • Guppygirl_47
    Guppygirl_47 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I am currently receiving pip and just went through the review process and would be happy to help you with any thing you may need x
  • bookrabbit
    bookrabbit Community member Posts: 196 Pioneering
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    How are you conducting the interview?
    You need to be aware that you may be screening out the people who have the most difficulty with PIP by asking for either a phone or an in person interview. I can't manage either without intensive support. My PIP assessment almost got cancelled because I got so upset during the phone assessment and a telephone interview would be almost as difficult to cope with and I couldn't expect my support person to help with it in the same way so I actually couldn't do it at all.

    I could manage a text based interview though.

    I have autism and severe social anxiety if you were wondering why I have this difficulty. I have gone without PIP for years because I couldn't face the assessment although I used to get DLA. When the switch over happened I let it drop rather than put myself through it. I am only going through it now because I am facing homelessness and need acknowledgement to get support.
  • Jimm_Scope
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  • networkpie
    networkpie Scope Member Posts: 3 Listener
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    How are you conducting the interview?
    You need to be aware that you may be screening out the people who have the most difficulty with PIP by asking for either a phone or an in person interview. I can't manage either without intensive support. My PIP assessment almost got cancelled because I got so upset during the phone assessment and a telephone interview would be almost as difficult to cope with and I couldn't expect my support person to help with it in the same way so I actually couldn't do it at all.

    I could manage a text based interview though.

    I have autism and severe social anxiety if you were wondering why I have this difficulty. I have gone without PIP for years because I couldn't face the assessment although I used to get DLA. When the switch over happened I let it drop rather than put myself through it. I am only going through it now because I am facing homelessness and need acknowledgement to get support.
    Hi @bookrabbit, thanks for pointing this out, something I definitely missed out when I was writing my original post! I also have autism and social anxiety (amongst others), so I can completely understand why you would find this difficult.

    Generally, I'll be conducting interviews over Zoom, but other options like a text-based interview are definitely possible.

    If you would be interested in doing a text-based interview, please do drop me an email at g.d.bowron@lse.ac.uk so we can discuss how I can make this work best for you.
  • networkpie
    networkpie Scope Member Posts: 3 Listener
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    @Guppygirl_47 Thank you very much for your interest in participating! Please could you send me an email at g.d.bowron@lse.ac.uk so we can go through some extra information and the consent process and hopefully set up an interview?

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