My community care assessment has finally appeared. I have been turned down because asthma does not count as a continuos condition requiring help. To say i am fuming would be an understatement.
At least i know that next time someone says to me go to social services they will be able to help you i can wave the assessment at them saying oh no they cannot.
You can get help from them to get a wheelchair or a scooter, to get rapid response (a team of people to care for you to stop you requiring hospital treatment), a care phone and discharge team (people who help you when you first come out of hospital). This is all that is avalible for asthmatics.
To be honest i do not know what i was expecting, but what they have put in the report certainly does not sound like i am a person who can do everything independantly and yet they are saying an asthmatic can do everything themselves they do not require any help. Sorry had to let off steam very cross!
They told me i had to wait for this assessment before looking at thinking of going back to work and then they tell me i am not entitled for any help so it was all a big waste of time! Now just waiting for one more assessment and if they say the same there will be letters of complaint flying to the coucil to say the least!