If you have received Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at any stage, you will recognise this letter. It is a letter of entitlement – in this example, ‘middle rate care’ and ‘low rate mobility’ components have been awarded – which is issued annually. 1,191 more words
When my daughter does go out she insists in taking one of her handbags, but not because she requires the items in it. She takes her handbag because she sees other ladies carrying hand bags. She is mimicking how she preceives others and now it is part of her routine, but it plays no part in assessing her independence. Any assessor who believes a handbag is a relevant action to a persons independence is a fool and incompetent and should not be allowed to undertake assessments.