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Possability People

2019 Brighton Legal Walk

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[p]Thank you for visiting the page for our 2019 Brighton Legal Sponsored Walk. The Brighton Legal Walk is a 10km walk which begins at the Magistrates Court and out along the seafront, turning back to finish in the town centre.[/p][p]Our walk team is: [b]Geraldine Des Moulins, Katharine Russell, Emily Keller, Sharon Rose and Kerri Fowkes Morley[/b][/p][p]Possability People’s Advice Centre provides free, independent and confidential advice to disabled people (and their families and carers), and people with impairments or long-term health conditions.[/p][p]While the Advice Centre supports hundreds of people each year who face losing the benefits and allowances that enable them to manage, for clients, the difficulties and stresses of their conditions are compounded not only by the fear of losing their income, but also the process of dealing with a system which can often feel as though it is set up to discourage them.[/p][p]“Disabled people continue to be marginalised in our society. They are asked to jump through hoop after hoop in order to access the allowances and benefits they need to survive, a process which can often take many months during which time they have no money.”[/p][p]Helping Derek to appeal his Employment Support Allowance decision[/p][p]Derek is 61. He has wide-ranging and long-standing health conditions, including daily facial neurological pain; weekly migraines (accompanied by nausea and vomiting) which can last as long as three days. He also has vertigo; chronic pain in neck, shoulder, leg and hip; high-blood pressure; a hiatus hernia; irritable bowel syndrome; and a cardiovascular condition which causes irregular heartbeats. [/p][p]Derek contacted Possability People’s Advice Centre when his Support Group Employment Support Allowance was stopped following a work capability assessment – despite no improvement in his condition. The loss of his benefits meant Derek had fallen into debt and was facing legal action. It was winter and he was unable to afford to put the heating on. [/p][p]The Advice Centre helped Derek request a mandatory reconsideration, at which the decision was unchanged, but continued helping him to lodge an appeal. We helped him get medical evidence and prepare grounds for an appeal.[/p][p]The subsequent tribunal allowed Derek’s appeal on the grounds of exceptional circumstances, accepting there would be a substantial risk to his health if he were found capable of work-related activity.[/p][p]Derek’s benefits were re-instated. [/p][p] [/p][p]Jennifer’s PIP appeal[/p][p] [/p][p]Jennifer has lifelong fybro-muscular dysplasia, hypertension and tachycardia. She was awarded the standard rate of Personal Independence Payment despite having severely limited ability to carry out both daily living and mobility activities. [/p][p] [/p][p]Possability People’s Advice Centre helped her to seek reconsideration of this award, and when the decision was unchanged, to lodge and prepare an appeal. [/p][p] [/p][p]At the subsequent tribunal, at which she was supported by a member of Possability People’s team, Jennifer was awarded PIP at the enhanced rate for both components. [/p][p][br][/p][p]*The names have been changed to protect the identity of our clients.[/p][p]You can find more about the work of Possability People at [url=https://www.possabilitypeople.org.uk/]https://www.possabilitypeople.org.uk/[/url][/p]
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Aug 13, 2019

Katy Alistair

Hope you have a lovely walk - so sorry we can't join you.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2019

Mary Bell

Good Luck

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019

Sharon

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019

Mandy

Have a great walk folks!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid