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TOPIC: mobility assessment

mobility assessment 9 months 1 week ago #207672

The assessor who carried out my review appeal stated that the first part of the mobility section has nothing to do with physical capabilities. What you can and cannot do physically. Points are given for mental competency not physical. As I appeared to understand my condition and did not appear confused or disorientated on my face to face, I was not allowed any points.
I was initially given 0 points for mobility, but they have noe agreed that I can only walk between 20 and 50 metres.so given 10 points. Which means I still lose my car. They accepted I cannot physically use public transport but say they cannot take that into account. I also suffer from IBS and urinary urgency and need to get to a toilet quickly, again this could not be taken into account.I have Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Kidney disease plus other medical conditions. I am in constant pain, get breathless on exertion and tire very easily. I explained That there are days I can barely get to the car at my front door, but they still insist I do not need the mobility service. I would like them to explain to me how I am supposed to get around independantly or am I destined to live the rest of my life in a 50 metre bubble.

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mobility assessment 9 months 1 week ago #207685


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I'm afraid there is a clear line between the conditions that the two Mobility activities consider, the Going Out activity consider cognitive, sensory and mental health issues and the Moving Around activities looks at physical issues.

Your only route to scoring for Going Out activity is to show that your physical issues lead to such overwhelming physiological distress that you would be unable to continue to follow a route, understand it is you being unable to follow the route that is the most important thing. There is an example in the guide based on continence issues you might want to consider.


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