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Drawing of a wheelchair user mum and son, he is about eight. He stands next to her and is leaning in against her shoulder.

"A MASSIVE ‘thank you’ to all the WinVisible team for supporting me to fight the council in order to relieve me of a large outstanding debt of care charges. WinVisible has also helped to support me around my care plan issues, after the council decided to unethically put care charges in front of my care package. In a case of the council prioritising MONEY before human need as per usual, and acting out of spite by way of penalising me by trying to cut down my care package, because of an outstanding amount owed in care charges. With no consideration that I am registered disabled, dealing with cancer and two minors, in need of more hours because of a change in circumstances."

"Throughout, WinVisible has been beyond supportive, they worked together and very close with me, helping to assist me in every way, never giving up, they became my extended support network, and stood up for me where all other organisations failed."

"WinVisible are passionate and understand the daily struggle of disabled people.  And fight tirelessly for their rights and voices to be heard and their needs met."

"Without WinVisible I would not have won my case against the council, I cannot thank the team enough for all their help — thank you again WinVisible Family x"

Winning Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with paper-based assessment

"Hello ladies, I heard from DWP (they now send out white envelopes!) and pleased to inform you that I have been awarded enhanced PIP for both elements! I still feel in a state of shock about it; it's taking a while to process I must admit. None of this would have been possible without your kind help and perseverance.  I too was anxious about what Dr X actually said during that telephone call to IAS [Atos] as she doesn't know me that well.

I have attached my results.  It does go to show how much they don't know about Autism as I was scored 0 for communication?!  This area is one of my biggest challenges and was the highest score in my Autism assessment.  I don't know any Autistic that is problem-free. I would like to donate some money to WinVisible so you can continue your valuable work."

PIP2 form page31 face to face
Money -- notes and pound coins

WinVisible supported Ms S, a woman with end-stage kidney failure on dialysis, in her fight to get full PIP. 

We helped cut through resistance from the DWP, who were pressuring her to accept less than she actually needs. She won over £4,000 backdated benefit. (2023)

Ms S says: “I can’t thank T and C enough for all the support they have given me over my PIP review.  I was certain I wasn’t going to win this, and it caused me a lot of stress.  They guided and supported me through the whole process. Although I’m very ill, my life has been made easier without the worry of this hanging over me.  Thanks so much… WinVisible and these ladies are amazing.”

We helped a disabled mum to get PIP for her teenage daughter.  At first, the teenager was scored low points by IAS (Atos) despite severe combined disabilities and was under Great Ormond St Hospital:

“The most amazing group of ladies we ever had the good fortune to encounter. Genuinely caring, genuinely committed. God bless you all. S and Z.”

Drawing of a group of various disabled women in a circle holding their arms up and holding hands.

Photo of Prof Luke Clements. He has grey hair, a beard and glasses. He is smiling.

Social care.  WinVisible's written testimony to MPs on the Health and Social Care Select Committee was referenced by Prof Luke Clements, University of Leeds, who upholds our rights and was involved in developing social care legislation.   See second footnote here:  http://www.lukeclements.co.uk/high-court-social-care-charging-judgment/

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