I am seeing a charity campaign officer about my recent DLA appeal. I had a tribunal hearing but it was not successful. My Usher seems to be getting worse – last December I had fallen over the edge of the platform at Camden Town tube when I was travelling in the wrong direction. I am depressed and don’t know what more I can do. The charity person doesn’t think they can do any more but surely they can? My job is now down to one day a week because that’s all I can manage. Surely there is someone in London who could help me fight against the DLA decision?
I feel depressed just reading your email. I wonder if the campaign officer has all the details and the expertise needed these days to fight the system? You have given two very strong examples (the tube and your job) to show that you need more assistance to manage your life.
I am not an expert in this area so I am going to ask a couple of people whom hopefully will post their answers under mine here. I think you would find an advocate working closely with you on all your paperwork – including medical letters – and accompanying you to meetings very helpful.
Do you know someone like that? Again I will ask someone in the advocacy field to post suggestions here.
Let’s keep in touch.