my social worker can around today and suggested she finds out how to register me disabled, what does that entail
registering as disablied: my social... - Fibromyalgia Acti...
I am no expert. however Social Services have a duty of care towards you and if you are disabled then they can provide support within your home, whether it be facilities fitted to assist you, ie in and out of the bath. They can also decide whether you need a career and if so you can get careers allowance. You either opt for your own career ie family/friend and you get the money paid to you and then you pay them, or they provide a career. This may be to look after you full time and help with household chores ( they are not at your house 24 hours a day) and help with getting you dressed, or they may be able to just help with things you cannot do such as go shopping, do your hoovering.
Did she speak to you about you having support? Don't be afraid to ask questions Lally if you don't understand them as they sometimes don't explain things properly. They are so overworked, but that is no excuse. Hope that helps a little.
It's always a good idea to research on the internet. Good luck xx
they re going to supply direct payments, for personnel care, Ive got OT coming out in a few weeks,to do an assessment but social worker mentioned my being registered as disabled , hopefully that will get me a blue badge and dla
I dont know technically how you end up registered as disabled.. but i assume i am.. i have lots of OT equipment.. i have direct payments and hire a "Personal Assistant" and a agency myself, i also have a blue badge.. an OT, a Social Worker, Incapacity Benefit and High rate care and High rate Mobility..i have a disabled bus pass too. would i be okay to assume i am registered as disabled?
You need to contact your local council, they can send you an application form, if you are unable to go on buses alone or have a carer you can have a + carer bus pass which allows any carer to travel free too on your bus pass. if you google your local council you should find the phone number for your local council, if you are really lucky you may be able to download the application form for the bus pass too. Good luck
Merseytravel decided i was not allowed a bus pass as they do not recognise fibro as a proper illness. Allthough i have a back problem as well as fibro. I asked them how come my doctor gives me morphine and i have a stairlift to get up stairs and our goverment doctors gave me DLA as i can not walk yet a bus company has decided i am now not disabled as they do recognise fibromyagia.
god knows, Ive looking on google and cant find much, as I cant get dla, even though my social worker is amazed I cant and is getting advocy to complain
by all account there are certain council that have a register being i couldnt get dla, my social worker is going ahead with the help of new gp to get blue badge
Hi Lally when I got my First Blue Badge the lady from our council (Wiltshire) asked if I wanted to be added to the disabled register I asked what that actually meant the purpose is for them to know what they need to be offering in specific areas and I was also sent a letter with a number to use when I purchase any mobility aids to have the VAT taken off. Hope this is of some help to you. Ruby xx
i live in wiltshire too and am registered disabled thro the ot. she was very helpful and also helped with gettin all my taps changed over to lever taps for me etc x she was the first person who actually helped me when i was first diagnosed with fibro... was a nightmare as my doctors said i had postnatal depression and viral infection for years lol!!! what a joke told em i wsnt right but they just wouldnt listen!!! but hey ho parently they know best lol x