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Home visit chapter 2,4500000000000

littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
Sooooo had a call from my local m.p about home visit !.she spoke too capita and they said .if I can have a support worker/career present with me at home for home visit .great but!!!havent got a support worker as such ,have asked social worker but don't feel confident she can do it .inbetween mental health worker ,as my allocated lady is in a surgery too far away .but I'm at the top of the list for my area !!.so I'm still being held too ransom .any thoughts please .p.s apparently something I've put in the form,makes the assessed need someone here!.i said I get upset I'm not a loony ,well almost yet!

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,194 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you got to have a health professional with you for the acessment or can a trusted friend be accepted? They must have a just reason for requesting another qualified health professional present for your acessment, maybe they have encountered problems with other home visits and want to have all situations covered. Going by your title I thought we where in for a WAR and PEACE episode. 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Haha almost .i could definitely get a friend ,but I don't think they would allow that .i said I get upset and frustrated but nothing sinister lol.yes I don't really understand there reasoning.and they never give you a straight answer ...I have a male friend who was a career for his wife .whi Sadleyx passed away last year .and he's very supportive friend .hes a career for his mum now .but definetly not a professional 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I did mention in my form I haven't actually got a career at the moment .it feels like there trying too be clever .but not sure .ive had a care plan done but couldent afford the cost viscous circle again 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I'm sure I saw a similar post from a young lady .who was told similar .are you there??
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    To be honest I have never heard of this before other than if the claimant can have violent outbursts - its a question of managing risks.
    But normally you can have anybody with you although I have had 3 face to face assessments and was given to understand that there was no need to have anybody with you - it's not as though they are able to do the talking for you.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Yes  it dosent make sense. Like you say it's just someone sitting there ......I'm pretty sure I'm not down as violent .I've a few good friends who woukd I'm sure ..what health professionals woukd sit in your house; they even said welfare rights person. Pretty sure they wouldent either  feel like I'm in a corner again 😢
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    First they won't acknowledge my mental health .then now trying too use it against me .my son's 19 can't see why he couldent do it 
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thank you I never thought of this .I will look intoo it tomorrow. I need too pester mental health team. Theve never around when I need them .
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Rang them again ,they did say it could be anyone that supports me now!!!!!!.so I've given my older sons name and number .hace too ring back tommorow .changes every time you ring .guy sounded clueless .so everything crossed!!!!!!.still not feeling confident  
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    They sound great @Victoriad.dosent seem too be a similar in England though Nittingham .
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    It might be something really simple.
    If the assessor is male and you are female. That might be why. 
    Nothing sinister. It comes down to that vulnerable person situation. 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I'm hoping they accept my older son now .if not will look intoo this .social worker says they can't really do it .she sent my care plan too me thougj so hopefully that can help .thanks for your replies .
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  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2018
    Victoriad said:
    An advocate is impartial too.
    They write a report at the end of the meeting they attended with you which is helpful evidence should something go amiss during your visit.


    Do they? I had one, well my wife had one who was utterly hopeless. I have mentioned before that I went to my wife's Attendance Allowance Tribunal appeal and as she could not go (due to health issues) I was advised to get an advocate for her. The individual duly attended the hearing with me and said nothing, I was questioned on behalf of my wife and the whole thing collapsed in chaos. At the end she walked out, said nothing to me and from that day to now have never heard anything from her.
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Oh no how awful. 
  • WaylayWaylay Member Posts: 918 Pioneering
    That's horrendous, @Yadnad! Hope she wasn't charging you?!
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    No there was no charge involved which was a shame. I would have had my day in County Court as there was no way would I have paid their fees.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    That's awful why do people take on jobs like that if they have a problem doing it .very bad luck there 
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    They've finally agreed a hone visit!!.they talk rubbish ,what a palmar !
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  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    I am sorry to hear of your experience @Yadnad

    The advocates Ive had both times, were excellent and I could not manage without them, to overturn my MH sections on two separate occasions.

    Bith were well prepared, took notes and visited me regularly in hospital in the run up to the tribunals and they were free.

    I did put a link to the advocate webpage on my last post and have just noticed that it has been removed. Why I don't know - it was a warning for others who may contact them and have the same issues.
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  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    Why don’t you post the link again?
    It seems strange that Scope have censored this link you have posted.....

    I personally never saw the link...all I can say the service I used was called North East Advocacy Services who in my personal experience( twice over) were absolutely top notch and I did not have to pay a penny either for the advocate representation I received.

    North East Advocacy Services have now replaced by an organisation called ,Circles.

    the link to Circles is

    http://circlesnetwork.org.uk/index.asp?slevel=0z114z121z240&parent_id=240

    Citizens Right for Older People - in Kent
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