Walk in shower

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hi all 

Im not asking for myself

does anybody know if you get any points with Pip if you hav a walk in shower?

someone I asked said no, just asking for second opinion

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    I don't think so Nicolette. I have a wet room and on my PIP report it said in brackets next to 'has a wet room' (not considered). I assume that's what it means.

    Hope this helps

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    • Posted

      SORRY!!!! I have just re-read your question and I don't know what I was reading but read  it all wrong lol, I got points for help and I have a wet room

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    Hi, you need to be assessed to get a walk in shower with. A chair , that means the person is disabled ,so yes it does help just when he or she they have to say they have a walk in shower but if it's for disabled because they may check with the social services 

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      Yeah thanks I know someone who wants to apply but didn't understand the shower question and I've only got a bath with a shower.

      I think I know now that you answer the question as if you didn't have a wet room or walk in shower and had to use an unadapted bath or shower.

       

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      Yes they would want to see the assessment report.

      A wet room/walk in shower to some people is a must have - nothing to do with being disabled - just one of those modern conveniences.

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    Just found this in the PIP assessment guide for HPs

    This activity considers a claimant’s ability to wash and bathe.

    ‘Washing’ means cleaning ones whole body, including removing dirt and sweat.

    ‘Bathing’ means getting into and out of either a standard bath or shower. Shower includes shower attachments for a bath.

    For the purposes of this activity, wet-rooms are not a consideration either in the context of a standard bathroom or as an aid or appliance. 

    I would imagine a walk in shower falls under the same 

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    Just found this in the PIP assessment guide for HPs

    This activity considers a claimant’s ability to wash and bathe. 

    ‘Washing’ means cleaning ones whole body, including removing dirt and sweat. 

    ‘Bathing’ means getting into and out of either a standard bath or shower. Shower includes shower attachments for a bath. 

    For the purposes of this activity, wet-rooms are not a consideration either in the context of a standard bathroom or as an aid or appliance. 

    ?I would imagine a walk in shower falls under the same 

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      Yeah so you would be scored on , if you could get in and out of a bath and if you needed help even though you didn't have a bath/shower it would be like an hypothetical question and they would go on your answer to that.

      You would tell them the help you would need if you didn't have a wet room.

      I think I meant a wet room in the first place It's a shower for disabled with a seat an all.

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