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Carer package and PIP

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bgmama3
bgmama3 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello,

I get the high mobility rate PIP but nothing for daily living. I just couldnt handle going through another assessment by asking for a reconsideration at the time as the first ine was horrible and they did not listen to anything i said.My PIP award was extended for another year while they complete a review but I have just recently been given a care package from the council adult social services and have been prescribed morphine patches for the pain. Do I need to inform PIP of the care package and new medication? Also if I do, will payments stop? Many thanks for any information.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you are waiting for an assessment for your review you can just send PIP extra evidence to support your claim. Please make sure you include your name and NI number on everything you send. 
    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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bgmama3

    Welcome to the community! :) I wanted to check in after reading you have new pain relief. Is it working for you? Do you have support around you? 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • bgmama3
    bgmama3 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hello @Hannah_Scope
    Thank you for replying. It's seems to be working better than all the other ones I tried before.
    As for support, I have a carer that just started today.  Not much other support and been going though a very difficult time. Currently in temporary accomodation as landlord sold the house my children and I lived in for 10 year. Now in a maisonette on 1st and 2nd floor and struggle to get up and down so mostly stuck indoors. After living in a hotel for a month. I had support where we used to live but now I'm too far away. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad they are working better! :) 

    I am so sorry that you are further away from support and finding it hard to get around your home. I would encourage you to look at a needs assessment. They can help with additional support from shopping to equipment and even home adjustments where possible. I hope the carer helps you too! 
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  • bgmama3
    bgmama3 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I got the carer package following a needs assessment.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Aaah sorry I thought you meant it was given with the patches which I assumed as GP. Have you got an Occupational Therapist? 
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