Well all you lovely people. Yesterday the Blue Badge non renewal department at Warwick Council told my daughter that I would have a decision on my Badge today. In the post I received a letter from them demanding my presence at an assessment centre on some industrial site about 30 miles away to be assessed by an occupational therapist. Now what the heck do they know about extreme breathlessness and the debilitation which results from it. I have a letter in the post from my heart consultant and will be discussing same with my GP tomorrow. My chest consultant is proving harder to pin down because her secretary is on holiday. The letter stressed that one's health conditions should be expected to last all of my life, the inference being that they don't think that they do. So somebody who has no knowledge of and probably even pronounce bronchiectasis is going to have the power to decide if I keep my Blue Badge and therefore my independance, simply because somebody else did not bother to read all of the information which I sent with my application. or is too ignorant to understand it. What I would like to say about these people and this government would get me banned from the site and so I won't. Unfortunately I am not on my own having to deal with petty jobsworths and prohibitive bureacracy. Like many of you I struggle to lead my daily life and it is because of this struggle that we need help such as the Blue Badge. Instead, we are treated as though we are out to obtain something from the government by deception. Shame on them all!
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