Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.
appeal last week and feel that I have been stitched up
Hello I am looking for some advice I had my appeal last week and feel that I have been stitched up basicly what happened I went in with my wife an welfare right worker in my wheelchair as I had to park a long way from the court so introduction was done my welfare rights worker explained u was only there to appeal my motorbility part doctor started to ask questions that had no relevance to this .... 2 strange ones were o if u have fosters yr grandchildren and u live in a busy house hold with lots of people living with me ..next she started asking questions about my toilet ability as last yr I had big problems which thankfully are now sorted with medication .next thing she wrote something on a piece of paper and handed it to the judge next thing I know he calls a recess I leave the room 2 mins later my welfare worker is called in on her own she then comes in the room and advises me to retract my appeal because if I was to go any further I would loose everything .....i had a multitude of medical evedence there from doctors .physios and support workers about my mobility or lack of able to do much and none of this was talked or even mentioned my appeal lasted approx 10 mins .I felt that the questions asked were totally unacceptable and tried to trip me up .......even the fact I took the kids on holiday last yr and I drove .... I was not even able to say it was In my specially adapted mobility car .......advise please on my next step or if there can be a next step ......thank you
- 48.4K All Categories
- 9.6K Start here and say hello!
- 3.9K Coffee lounge
- 3.9K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.4K News and opportunities
- 134 Community updates
- 11.3K Talk about your situation
- 1.6K Children, parents, and families
- 620 Work and employment
- 517 Education
- 939 Housing, transport, and independent living
- 906 Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 237 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 245 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 19.1K Talk about money
- 1.7K Benefits and financial support
- 4.2K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 11.2K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 1.9K Universal Credit (UC)
- 3.5K Talk about your impairment
- 1.2K Cerebral palsy
- 575 Chronic pain and pain management
- 636 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 689 Autism and neurodiversity
- 821 Mental health and wellbeing
- 283 Sensory impairments
Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.