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day to day diary

lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
Can I just write a 7 day diary of my daily life to give to the assesser or is there something that I can download.
also does it make a difference ?


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lillybelle, I wonder if @Matilda can offer you any advice with this?
  • Mia_ScopeMia_Scope Member Posts: 32 Connected
    edited February 2018
    Hi @lillybelle

    A diary is useful as evidence and is often suggested by people, as it can help the DWP to understand more about how you manage your day to day life. 

    Some people do find it a good idea to keep the diary for as long as possible, for a minimum of a week. The idea is to give them an idea of how you cope with daily living and with getting around - on both good days and bad days. 

    Is this for PIP? If so, here is one example of a diary you can download, from the Disability Rights UK website -  If you click onto the PIP Guide Download 'Personal Independence Payment - A guide to making a claim' - scroll down to page 36-40 to find details of diary keeping, which you could print off and use.

    Here is another PIP diary sheet you can refer to.

    I hope this helps.
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