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    Planning Routes

    How do you stand on the planning routes questions if you have no car and the village you live in has no public transport?

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    forget the fact that there are no buses, if there were would you be able to look up the bus routes/timetables and plan how you would get to your destination, if so then you wont get points, if not give your detailed reasons why not.

    i noticed in an earlier post you said you cant walk 20mtrs, maybe you should be concentrating your efforts on getting evidence of this.

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    I am concentrating on the walking issue and have now been booked to be seen by a specialist..My right leg is swollen to over 6 inches above normal from my knee down to my foot ,my foot has no movement at all even at my medical the paramedic said OMG but no mention of it in her report ..The pain is 24/7 no relief at all even on morphine..It all started when I lost the use of my legs for some days and rushed to hospital and diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes..GP thinks somethings damaged during the time of loss of use of my legs..Not been on a bus for 50 years. I think the planning a route questions are ridiculous ..I have no problem with known routes but have had nightmare journeys on routes I am not familiar with last Sat Nav ended up over a hedge. One before sent me up a dead end and car was damaged by kids on a travellers site..

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnyc View Post
    .I have no problem with known routes but have had nightmare journeys on routes I am not familiar with last Sat Nav ended up over a hedge.
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    I am thinking you have the wrong handle on the planning a journey descriptor. To score points you would have to be diagnosed with at least one of the following.....

    100 percent agoraphobic

    Overwhelmed with anxiety on leaving the house, requiring assistance

    Have a sensory issue such as severe visual impairment (blind)

    A cognitive issue or learning difficulties that would prevent you from actually planning a route.

    By the way, the use of public transport is only a guide for assessors and not laid down in legislation. Therefore it can be disregarded at the discretion of the assessor.

    I think you need to concentrate on the moving about descriptor.
    Last edited by TanyaG; 11-09-16 at 23:57.

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    Well I would imagine you either use a lot of taxis or you need to move house. I've lived in a village and as a non driver, can be not a lot of fun.

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    My Auntie lives in a villiage with one bus in to town on Wednesday morning, and one bus back on Wednesday afternoon
    She drives,as do most who live there
    There is a young man with Downs who regualarly misses the bus back, but he just sets off down the lane, knowing that someone will give him a lift,as everyone knows him and knows he is always missing the bus,so anyone passing him says "hop in"
    You couldn,t do that here lol, I live in Croydon (mind you we have a frequent bus service)

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    Is brain fog cognitive?

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    or "absenses" ?
    I frequently forget to get off of buses/trams and trains,ending up tired/lost/confused
    It doesn,t matter if the route is familiar (in fact I am actually worse on familiar, as with a new journey,I will be on "high alert")
    I am able to plan,,but have problems "following!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    I am able to plan,,but have problems "following!
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    You would score points only if you can show you need actual physical assistance for following a route, ie, getting from A to B.

    From the DWP standpoint there is no halfway point here. A claimant either needs assistance or they don't. And obviously it will have to backed-up by medical evidence.

    Edit....The moving about descriptor has it's own set of criteria, this example is for the planning and following a route.
    Last edited by TanyaG; 12-09-16 at 23:15.

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    It says that Tanya G replied yesterday, but I can,t see it :/

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