A while back I had a visit from Jim Reed who is the lovely reporter for the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC 2. Jim made the original film I made a year or so ago. He’d contacted me as the programme was going to do a feature on the farce that is called PIP and wanted to interview me about my experience. He’d found many others in a similar position.
Well, for those interested, yesterday the programme was aired. Below his a link to the section on the programme: Diane, a lovely lady who has Parkinsons is first on the film and then my story.
Watching the programme brought back all the sadness once again which just reiterated for me that I’d made the right decision not to take it to the tribunal. Life is a daily struggle as it is without being continually brought down by the system. It doesn’t just affect me, it affects my daughters as well and their well being is first and foremost in my mind. All I hope is that this brings those that can influence, to their senses, and that people with with incurable conditions that can only get worse, become exempt from the demoralising assessments.
Jim, as always with his reports, did a brilliant job and the way the programme dealt with it was perfect. Thank you Jim😊
The MP Richard Graham – Conservative MP from the Works and Pension committee – interviewed very well by Victoria, in a discussion at the end of the programme, said I should go to my MP for help……..well someone sent my blog re PIP to my MP and he wrote back to say that PIP wasn’t meant for people like me ……….
……….so I’ll give that a miss as he appears to have missed the point too…….