I was wondering if anyone has been successful in getting ATOS to do a home visit as I don't think my GP will back me up and I need them to fax ATOS saying why I can't attend assessment 20 miles away from home.
Background - I have fibro, cfs and osteoarthritis and I'm not doing too good at the mo. I moved from York to Harrogate last month because my family live here and I was struggling with looking after my son, housework, cooking, school runs etc and was putting so much on my husband who also has to work full time. I had to give up my job because of fatigue and pain. I received a letter today requesting me to attend assessment in York, forwarded from my old address. I rang them to say they got the address wrong and updated my details (again). The adviser told me I still have to go to York. I told him I can't drive at the moment because of my medication making me drowsy, my husband can't drive me because he is working and I can't use public transport because I can't walk far without suffering severe pain and I'm so drowsy. I asked if I can have a home assessment instead. The advisor was very short with me and said I have to get a medical professional (ie my GP) to fax them a letter before next Friday 3rd Aug explaining why I need a home visit. I've booked in to see my GP on Wed but she hasn't been very helpful up to now and I'm worried she won't back me up. I started seeing another GP but she is now leaving as I didn't realise she was temporary and she has been so helpful but signed me back to my original GP. If I see yet another GP I will have to explain everything from the start and they may wonder why I don't just see my regular GP.
Any advice would be really welcome