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Question about PIP Help

GeraldGerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
Hi just asking if someone can help with a question on washing and bathing if you need assistance to be able to get in or out of a bath or shower is that just with someone helping you or is it if you use a aid like a bath hoist or a shower hoist to get out of a bath or shower or is it only if someone helps you or do both count as assistance to have a bath or shower Thank you for your help.

Replies

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,444 Disability Gamechanger
    Is this on a PIP review form or an initial PIP form?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    I can’t use hands my friend comes round washes my hair and washed I’m on pip 
  • GeraldGerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Ami2301 said:
    Is this on a PIP review form or an initial PIP form?
    Hi its the one on the initial PIP form where the points score is if that helps.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A hoist is an aid. Assistance is when you need help from another person. If assistance is needed then you need to show why you can't reasonably use an aid and what would happen if an aid was used.
    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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