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PIP assessment recordings - Victoria Derbyshire program 16/10/17

MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
There was an item on the Victoria program this morning about PIP assessment recordings - quite early into the program. Will be available on iPlayer later.

One point made was that two-thirds of those surveyed by disability organisations said that the assessor's report did not accurately reflect what actually took place during the assessment.  So no surprise there!


  • jose2jose2 Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
    Hi @Matilda,
    Saw programme,and recorded it !, It's about time that something was done about these PIP assessments and are able to record all , mine was fabrication of my illnesses,and what I could and couldn't do  from beginning to end,I fought back and overturned their decision.I have been left after this assessment distraught and very distrustful of how this assessment was carried out and the report back after same ,which did not reflect in anyway what my illnesses are,'you cant' get more to the point that telling asesor  that I have terminal cancer'  and other disabling illnesses'.I thought after receiving my report back  that they must have sent someone else's report to my address until finding my name on it.Yes', I say record everything. 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger

    Let's hope that audio and video recordings of assessments are made mandatory, with the assessment companies being made responsible for making the recordings, to stop all the lies.
  • jose2jose2 Member Posts: 128 Pioneering
    'Hear Hear ' to both video and audio [email protected] Matilda,

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    While I fully agree with recording assessments, it should not be necessary.
    The DWP need to make sure that the AP's only employ truthfull, proffesional and compasionate assessors and that their DM's understand the system

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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