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My mother was sectioned just under 3 years ago after spending almost 3 months on physciatric ward was discharged with meds and received pip. Shes in the suppirt group .she was assed and recently received outcome no longer entitiled to pip .she suffers with bipolar depression anxiety prsonality disorder i am her carer i look after her , she opened the letter herself and has sben so down more than usually i cant cope well i am at present but im also very down due to the outcome. We both attended assesment as she would not be able to travel to the apointment which involved taxi and a train jorney she was perscibed sleeping pills by her doc due to feeling anxious over the apointment i told her everthing would be ok and to remain calm i was told by the asessor my mother needed to answer all questions, she was asked if she found journey ok in which she replied no not really was stressfull and took over an hour to find building which was a 10 min walk from train sration.their map wasnt helpfull whatso ever we started jorney couple of hours before appointment time as knew mould be nervous and anxious and would need an hour at least to calm down.questions can i prepare a meal mother answered no daughter prepares meals .asked so you dont do anything then mother replied sometimes a sandwich if i feel like it.do you need assistance going to the toilet .no mother replied.but do have a eak bladder.can you wash yourself .yes i can wash my self but daughter primpts me to do this.can you travel.no not on my own.can you mix with other people crowded places.no would be anxious can you budget.no my daughter does this do you understand signs symbols danger.yes mother replied.outcome she scored not one point!!!.im not at all happy this assesment had nothing at all to do with her mental health it was based on what she can do physically im asking for an appeal im frightend to death to have to go through this again please help.
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