Hi there mouselings,
There is an excellent resource tool for anyone contemplating filling in the P.I.P assessment form by themselves.Firstly to put the ball in you're court phone and say you haven't received the form.This will give you an extra few weeks to browse over the form you have been sent and wrtite a draft copy.It also gives yiu invaluable time to gather reports from real G.P's and health professionals Reading between the lines the way these people work is to much like a conveyor belt .You must do this and that ,forms must reach us by etc..Secondly the tool that I refer to is by the Hertfordshire county council Pip assessment guide to filling in the form.
Without doubt a fine piece of work taking you through every descriptor with areas you should be looking at.Yes,its quite lengthy, however,it dies state in the Pip assessment guide "don't be afraid to go into detail".If they want detail .....give it to them.
At the end of the day the assessor uses a software tool called 'Pipat' which throws out the questions at you so in the real world its not an assessment but merely the computer having a damn good laugh..Thirdly show you mean business ;copy everything and take the form with you as your guide.especially if you go it alone.
If you use a bath seat... photo it,if you spill food over the cooker and floor area ..have a record of it I have just completed a form for a lady who uses a bath seat which was supplied by an adaptations unit ,however,the grab rails still haven't been fitted six months on .So the sticky notes on the tiles advising the fitter where the grab rails are supposed to go still adorn the tiles ......so I photographed them and sent them in as evidence
Back up you're evidence 3 fold 1/Medical 2/ Photographic.3/ Testimony from a trusted friend or relative who helps you or witnesses your personal disposition.
Good luck Mouselings.