Occupational Therapy

Introduction

A group of occupational therapists, psychologists and physiotherapists began supporting me in April 2016.  The helpers met up for Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings at my house on a periodic basis, minutes were recorded at each meeting, they can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

  1. 23rd August 2016
  2. 23rd September 2016
  3. 24th November 2016
  4. 25th January 2017


Occupational Therapy

One of my tasks was to work on my previous vocational skills related to organising and publishing documentation.  I undertook organising recipes for cooking, which was something I had very limited practical knowledge of.  I found that the exercises were both enjoyable and rewarding in the sense that I was able to evidence (to myself) that I still had strong organisational skills when I carefully applied myself to undertakings.  In the documents referenced below, I took the recipe information I'd retrieved from the BBC web site, then added further sections to make them more explicit and detailed for my own use.

  1. Minestrone soup on 22nd November 2016
  2. Lasagne on 4th January 2017


NHS Community Rehabilitation Liaison

I'd had my entitlement for claiming PIPs benefit determined during tests at a DWP office, I'd failed in the context that I was deemed ineligible for payment.  An NHS community liaison assistant (Sue Jones) was with me during the tests and recognised that they didn't truly reflect my lack of independence.  Sue helped me write the letter which you can view by clicking this link, it was successful in supporting my appeal to the DWP.​  Sue retired, and has advised me that her role had sadly been discontinued.  Without Sue's help I would have struggled greatly in chasing up DWP or engaging with the DVLA to help retain my driving licence.