Hi all, Thought you might be interested in a story from the Tues edition of "i". A young man of 32 with Parkinsons Disease and in a wheelchair because he can only walk 3 metres without support, attended for assessment accompanied by his sister and a member of Parkinsons Uk. He had only been in the interview a few minutes when the fire alarm went. The doctor opened the door for them to leave the room then he ran off down the stairs leaving them there. As they couldn`t use the lift they asked a security guard for help who promised to come back but never did. So they were trapped in the building. Fortunately they were unharmed but it doesn`t bear thinking about. Seemingly disabled people are supposed to be asked if they can exit the building without support should the need arise. They were never asked but I don`t see what difference that would make. ATOS have apologised but it surely shows the humanity and morality of the doctors employed to do assessments. No experience myself but I`ve read a lot of your messages Best wishes to all
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