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AN WORRIED ESA Assessments in Newcastle

AgentTechAgentTech Member Posts: 13 Listener
hi I’m interested in peoples experience with ESA at [name removed by moderator] had one for first time on Tuesday was strange as first f2f for esa as been in support group income related since they put me on 2011. Was hour half late getting to see a “DOCTOR” she was a Scottish ladie . First ththing she said to me and me relitive is I don’t no why you here didn’t really do assesment part from squeezing  fingers.said I’m going do best to right a report so don’t have come back. I’m worried as she seemed fake nice . Do I need be worried . I need to point out I have CP Carnot work anymore on sticks live in adapted bungalow support by family have days were I can’t move.

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @AgentTech, thanks for sharing this with us. I've removed the name of the specific location due to privacy reasons, but hopefully others will share their ESA assessment experiences regardless. 

    It's impossible to predict how an assessment went or what somebody's outcome will be, but I have my fingers crossed for the outcome you're hoping for. Do keep us updated!
  • AgentTechAgentTech Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks @Pippa_Scope it is stressing me out as just been through a battle with pip due to OT telling porky in report don’t want have same problem with esa 
  • Anne54Anne54 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi AgentTech, I also have an assessment coming up at this centre.  Haven't been before but just on principle I would always be wary of the "smiling assassin". At a different centre last summer I had no option but to go alone,(no family) that was the first thing she wrote on her report, after that it was game over. Situation is going to be the same at the next one, but definitely be wary, they are very friendly and because they put you at your ease they then use this against you. This is fact from personal experience.  Sorry if this adds to the stress levels, but I thought you should be aware.  
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Assessment centres can be viewed on google street view, at least this gives you some idea of the location and layout of the outside. Cameras could quite possibly be outside too, so be wary of that.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • AgentTechAgentTech Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Just an update I got my ESA BACK at the right level been month are two she actually wrote good report and the truth suprised me 😀good luck @Anne54 . Side note I took the person who does most for me day to day. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    AgentTech said:
    Just an update I got my ESA BACK at the right level been month are two she actually wrote good report and the truth suprised me 😀good luck @Anne54 . Side note I took the person who does most for me day to day. 
    Great news!
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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