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TOPIC: Work focused health related assessment

Work focused health related assessment 7 years 5 months ago #13950


I have recieved a letter this morning to make an appt for the above.

I have made the appt it is on 30th dec.

All i want to know is what to expect at this appt.

I also have an appt for a pathways to work interview on tuesday.

It seems to be all appts for this that or the other.I cant walk very far and need my partner with me which means every appt i have he has to take time off work which lets face it no one can really afford.

Its bad enough he has to take time off for my doctors and hospital appts which are at least every 3/4 weeks.I can see him getting to the point of saying " sorry love you'l have to go on your own"

Karen x

Re:Work focused health related assessment 7 years 5 months ago #13953


Information on Work focused health related assessment can be found HERE

Full information on Pathways to Work can be found on the DirectGov website HERE

Sorry for the impersonal reply, but currently we have two moderators who are qualified Welfare Rights Workers off sick due to their own health problems.

So hope this is of some help.


Re:Work focused health related assessment 7 years 5 months ago #13960

  • lavenderlady
Hi Karen

I'm sorry you've got 2 interviews over Christmas and up to new year too. Ugh!

I understand totally the financial effects of your husband losing money because he's going with you to medicals/interviews.

It is surprising how many people do go on their own to these interviews. Have you ever seriously considered attending these kind of interviews on your own?

It's not quite so terrible as you might think.

I prefer to go on my own because it allows me not to engage in nervous chatter, which strangely makes me even more nervous, but instead to sit quietly, calmly and to achieve a certain degree of calm composure.
I then am calm and focused for the test.

Doing things on my own is difficult, however like a lot of other people I always feel a sense of achievment
when I've managed to do it.

I hope you have a happy christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

Best Wishes

Re:Work focused health related assessment 7 years 5 months ago #13997

Hi Lavenderlady.

Thanks for the reply.
Just thinking about going anywhere on my own brings me out in a sweat.
My other half is so good he needs a medal.

We used to have such a good social life but i cant remember the last time we went out soccially together.
Dont stop him though hes out every weekend but i dont mind cos hes allways there when i need him.


Karen x
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