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TOPIC: PIP

PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #235505

PIP
I almost completely have to avoid proper face to face contact with people, but manage just about but with difficulty fleeting face to face with than delivery men, too anxious due to contamination fear. Contact with friends , medical people etc all by phone. Could spend a year like this, seeing virtually nobody properly face to face if son not visiting, I am okay with son , can have face to face contact with him. Have on rare extremely essential occasions with son present faced people, but the people comment on my anxiety,I feel v distressed and unable to concentrate, and though I try to remain composed, aftermath terrible.
Do you think this would be needing social support, as in my son, to engage face to face,
or
the higher point one - opd
Got 2 points last time

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PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #235506

Cruella

Social Support has a specific legal definition

“Social support” means support from a person trained or experienced in assisting people to engage in social situations.

Whilst a family member might be able to provide this, you would need to explain in detail how they do this, you don't mention him doing anything towards this in your post.

Gordon
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PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #235508

The thing is re social support, I could not cope with the face to face contact with the social supporter, so I don't know how to go about this

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PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #235510

Cruella

You need to establish a need for the Social Support, you don't have to be receiving it.

Gordon

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PIP 1 month 2 weeks ago #235513

Yes, I get it. It's like when you posted earlier, write about your need for help, and how you receive it.
So I need social support, but am unable to receive it. Although I am interpreting social support as a trained social support person actually present helping you engage with others, but could it be professional by telephone social support, support as in counselling sessions to help you?

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PIP 1 month 1 week ago #235522

Hi Cruella

It could count as social support if a series of sessions was for that specific purpose.

BIS

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