I ticked the box to sign on his behalf, as he cannot manage his affairs himself, but have now been told I need a home visit from a team to ascertain this is in fact the case. This is despite enclosing an Educational Psychologists Report stating he has Severe Dyslexia and an LEA Statement of special Educational needs, stating he has severe and complex needs, by definition of his Aspergers and his co-occurring specific learning difficulties.
I’ve taken time to speak to my son and ask him what he wants, as well as speaking with the professionals who monitor his needs and he’s expressed to all, that he doesn’t feel able to manage his forms and money etc and would like me to deal with things on his behalf. We were in the process of buying him some new equipment with his DLA payments, to help with his difficulties, but that has now stopped, pending this home visit I’m told has to take place.
My son is agitated at the prospect of speaking with the team (Strangers) and becomes extremely agitated at the thought of having to deal this aspect of daily living. Can anyone tell me what the visit is likely to entail, so I can allay his fears and what further evidence they are likely to need? I’m told that I can become his appointee, but I’m also not sure of the process involved.