Please Share Widely- ATOS And Mental Health
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My sister developed severe depression and what seems like to be bipolar disorder and personality disorder.
We are waiting for Atos to assess her claim.
I called atos every week putting pressure on them. We were given a number to book an assessment and my sister got a call back from a nurse from atos.
I had requested a home visit but the nurse spoke directly to my sister and told her that she will have to come in to be assessed and when my sister insisted on a home visit the nurse asked how do you get to the GP’s … my sister said by car as it’s a 2 minute drive. The nurse said well if you go to your GP’S then we will pay for a cab for you to come in for an assessment.
My sister said ok as she would say that but it doesn’t mean anything because come the day of the assessment she would refuse to go to the DRs.
I called atos today and informed them that under no circumstances will I her carer share a cab with my sister due to her violent aggressive behaviour and the fact that she self harms and she may even have sharps on her.
The man at atos infomed me that they waive assessments on people who have such disorders and he filled in an online form with me and said that the DRs at atos will use the information i’ve goven to assess the claim.
Please share this with others who may have severe mental health needs or are carers for people with mental health problems.