So I have gone through an assesment, which by the way is shaped for people with leg/arm problems despite the fact the website says it is for everyone with mobility issues. It has not been a nice experience at all. The assesors I have met would barely speak any english and they were not understanding what I was saying.
All in all I got a rejection letter. But this is not as bad as what the reason was - "no balance issue was observed". Oh, this made me sooooo angry! Something I have struggled with for more than 2 years and what has been diagnosed by neurogist was not observed by two women who have never even heard of brain hemorhage.
I did respond to that letter and now I regret how emotional that letter was. I told them I felt the assesment was like judging the fish by its ability to climb. But this is how it was. I understand they rejected me, but not for this reason! I want them now to acknowledge my struggle with balance. I dont care about the blue badge anymore, but I wont let this go so easily. I felt like a joke reading the letter.
This was so hurtful, it made me cry. How can you observe balance issue? How can they see how much effort I am putting into walking straight? Would this be justified if I fell and hurt myself? This was really stupid, the whole assesment, the questions, and sorry to say, I am also immigrant, but when the person you talking to barely understands your english there is something seriously wrong with it. Or is it just me?