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pip assessment tuesday now my son moving out now what do i do

misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
hiya i need advise please  i have pip mobility standard  i had a change in circumstances which i have a telephone assessment on tuesday at 10.30 my son has always cared for me with my illness cooks cleans takes me to doctor  makes sure i take my meds etc .He has just told me hes moving out my illness has got worse i cannot prepare or cook a dinner i carnt even make a hot drink if he goes . my daughter comes twice a week washes my hair and changes bedding etc .What should i do tell pip hes moving out and i have no help only twice a week with my daughter as i filled in the forms saying he helped  im in a panic !!!!! many thanxs in advance 

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,235 Pioneering
    PIP is about the difficulties you have and the help you need. Who provides that help and whether or not you actually get the help you need is not relevant.

    Your son moving out is therefore not relevant to PIP.
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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    @misstracey how are you going to manage with out your son? Have you thought about carers
  • misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
    Sandy_123 i dont know  my daughter comes only a few times a week i havent  took it all in i dont know where to start
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-needs-assessment-social-services
    Have a read of that when you have a think about it all 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,637 Disability Gamechanger
    I’ll keep repeating this until I am shouted down but... a deterioration in your health is not a change of circumstances for PIP and only needs to be notified to DWP if it would impact points scored to the extent that benefit would go up or down. You should always get professional advice on whether the impact does that.
  • misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
    mikehughescq many thanxs i have had advice and it would impact points for pip thats why i notified dwp many thanxs 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,637 Disability Gamechanger
    And not once did that advice mention that PIP is about the care needed not the care received? 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    Hello @misstracey

    I hope you are well. Regarding your care, have you had a needs assessment by your local authority's care team in the past? You seem obviously concerned by your son moving out.
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  • misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
    Ross_Scope no i havent had any assessment form local authority my son looked after me i was concerned about him moving out as he done everything really for me and my daughter comes twice a week .As ive got telephone interview tuesday i was in a bit of a panic as he usually is with me i know its been hard for him and i wish him well in his new home but hes 27 and has his own life he can not  be there tuesday and as working away now and daughter at work  thanxs
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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    Yes, I wish your son well too @misstracey. I hope he enjoys his new home.

    It might be worth contacting your local authority to explain your needs, and to see if you would be able to receive a needs assessment.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,002

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    Hello @misstracey, is it your assessment today? Remember it's more about the help you need, not about the help you actually receive, so your son planning to move out doesn't need to be a focus. You can still talk about the things he does for you at the moment and why you need that help.
    Best of luck for today - is anyone able to be with you?
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  • misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
    Adrian_Scope thankyou i had  the interview my daughter was at work my son i have not heard from the lady did not rush me she actually typed everything down what i said if i did not understand she would but it in another way for me over a hr but i felt i was heard not like last time glad its over to be honest but when i started my first ever journey with pip i was in a state you and many others have helped me along the way i have more confidence and learn me not to give up joining scope is the best thing i have ever done x
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,207 Disability Gamechanger
    Pleased your assessment went well @misstracey - I hope you're able to relax now. Remember, should you wish, you can ask the DWP for a copy of your assessment report in a week or so. :)
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,002

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    I’m sorry you weren’t able to have anyone with you @misstracey but it’s great the process wasn’t as bad for you as last time and that you felt listened to. 

    When did your son move out? Are you managing okay without him? 
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  • misstraceymisstracey Member Posts: 74 Pioneering
    Adrian_Scope my son left  with all his stuff sunday but has not been here for a few weeks i have found it really hard my daughter now comes on a mon wed and a friday to help me so i get a bit of help thanxs x
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