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i heard back after sending my form up a couple months ago with a appointment i phoned and explained as i said in the form i needed a home visit and they got me too email them my doctors letter and they since emailed me back and said they sent it too their london for consideration how long does it take for them  too review it and grant you a home visit i know it take longer too arrange the date for the home visit ???

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  • DoriFishDoriFish Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    I asked for a home visit in April/May time
    I received the appointment last weekend & had home visit on Thursday just gone
    So it took a long wait for it.
    I dont know if the area will determine how long you have to wait.
    Good luck.
       Ps it wasn't as daunting as I thought it would be & they were very nice 😁
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok thanks dorifish em could you tell me how long after your appointment letter and you sending them a doctors letter did it take for them too cancel the original appointment  and for you too be put on the waiting list for a home visit as my appointment on the 11th nov and im just getting worried how long it take them too approve the home visit
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,077 Disability Gamechanger
    It really does depend on any given area as to how busy they are, you could always contact them in a couple of weeks to see if they have any idea.
    Good luck
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok i just wondered as i sent them my docotrs letter when they will inform me i been granted a home visit and too wait for an appointment date
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes, it depends on backlog in your area the best thing you can do is ring the health assessment  providers and ask.

    Sending a letter from a GP requesting a home assessment doesn't guarantee you'll have one.
    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.
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    ok thanks i have been calling hopely they grant it   as i could not get out if i tried   em they said they emailed it too the london office and im witing too her back
  • danny1986danny1986 Member Posts: 54 Connected
    im just wondering how long it should take for them too review my doctors letter and  cancel my appointment at the appointment centre and refer me for a home visit
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    I'm afraid no one can answer that question. As i previously advised, there's no guarantee that your Doctors letter will get you the home assessment. You can ring the health assessment providers on Monday morning and ask. You won't be referred for a home visit, they will either agree to it based on the letter or they won't.
    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.
  • DoriFishDoriFish Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    My appointment was cancelled when I phoned them
    I dont know how long it took them to contact my GP
    I just left it to them.
    And as I said I took quite some time to get the home visit through 
    I think you just have to have patience as they do have a backlog  to get through 
    Sorry I cant be of anymore help Danny1986
    Hope all goes well with you x
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