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DWP home visit

MichelleidbMichelleidb Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited April 2019 in Dealing with chronic pain
I have been diagnosed  with Crohns disease now for 11 and getting my first DWP home visit next week and I'm really nervous about it, has anyone had one?


  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Michelleidb how are you doing today? There's some information on DWP home visits, from the GOV.UK website. I can understand how you feel and a lot of our members have felt nervous too. Please let us know if you have any questions. :)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,737 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Michelleidb welcome to the community! I have my first home assessment in a few weeks too. You're now part of a supportive community and we will do our best to help ease your nerves :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • MichelleidbMichelleidb Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you, I just don't know what to expect, it's making me anxious😬
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    Thank you, I just don't know what to expect, it's making me anxious😬
    Think positive. I see on here before the woman went to the wrong address and assessed the wrong person before lol 
  • MichelleidbMichelleidb Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Lol that's ridiculous  😂
  • yanhow1yanhow1 Member Posts: 22 Connected
    I had a home visit due to take place last week, the assessor did not even turn up, 
    when I rang capita to find out where they were I was treated like it was my fault and I should ring back after 24hrs to find out why the assessor could not interview me,
    when I rang they told me the person had left without notice ! No apology or anything.
     I was then told there were no home visits available for months so I had to take an assessment centre appointment.
    Try not to worry, have someone with you for support and think of the assessor as just a person, that’s all they are.
    good luck with everything.
  • MichelleidbMichelleidb Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks so much, the way they treat people is shocking!
  • MichelleidbMichelleidb Member Posts: 5 Listener
    So I had my visit! The women was fine not very chatty and I ended up feeling very depressed discussing my issues , it's amazing how you just learn to live with your ailments but talking about is so hard for me. She said I will hear back in 6 weeks, fingers crossed 🤞
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hi @Michelleidb, fingers crossed for you!
    It can be difficult and quite confronting having to discuss issues so you've done really well. Let us know when you hear back. :)
    Senior Community Partner
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