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TOPIC: Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support

Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 8 months 2 weeks ago #154132

Does attending a rehabilitative work programme for people with mental health problems count as therapy for PIP claims?
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Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 8 months 2 weeks ago #154146

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BeePee wrote:
Does attending a rehabilitative work programme for people with mental health problems count as therapy for PIP claims?

Based om your post no!

“Therapy” means therapy to be undertaken at home which is prescribed or recommended by a—
(a) registered –
(i) doctor;
(ii) nurse; or
(iii) pharmacist; or
(b) health professional regulated by the Health Professions Council.

Gordon
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Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 8 months 2 weeks ago #154164

Oh so psychological treatment (eg CBT or support groups) is not therapy because it is not undertaken at home? I have a support worker come to visit me in m house 5 hours a week to help with cleaning cooking etc- teaching me skills for independence. Does this count as therapy?
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Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 8 months 2 weeks ago #154170

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BeePee wrote:
Oh so psychological treatment (eg CBT or support groups) is not therapy because it is not undertaken at home? I have a support worker come to visit me in m house 5 hours a week to help with cleaning cooking etc- teaching me skills for independence. Does this count as therapy?

If it has been prescribed or recommended by a health care professional then you can argue that it is, whether it is accepted or not will depend on the Decision Maker at the time.

Gordon
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Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 3 days 20 hours ago #175320

Hi

What about group therapy sessions for MH, given not at home but a local NHS building?
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Rehabilitation Employment and Training Support 3 days 20 hours ago #175322

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BeePee wrote:
Hi

What about group therapy sessions for MH, given not at home but a local NHS building?

If it is not done in the home then it does not count.
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