I have not long been for an “assesment” on my long journey towards the reward that is PIP!
I actually had my medical on 24th of April and am eagerly awaiting the decision!
I would have to say my assessor Helen told me was a trained nurse and had specialised in neuroligical care and as such seemed very sympathetic and understanding of my condition, SPMS (recently diagnosed).
I agree with Blossom! Have a good look at http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/ unfortunately they seem to be updating the site today so it is unavailable but keep checking! There really is good stuff there!
As for my assesment I went there and told the truth as I had described on the 42 page form I had previously filied out. I didn’t get the impression it was an inquisition, just someone trying to gauge accurately the difficulties I now face with my condition.
I did note that the centre I went to in Cardiff had limited disabled parking outside (in the street) and the “invitation” letter included about 8 pages of insructions on how to walk and catch buses from my home address to the centre despite my having stated that my walking was very limited and because of balance problems I cannot use public transport on numerous occasions!
Just in case I have requested a copy of my assessment from the DWP (as sugested by Benefits & Work) just incase it did not go as well as I seem to remember!
and hope it all goes well for you!