3 Anne's experiences
Anne has arthritis and depression. She is a retired social worker who retired early on health grounds. Her assessment was carried out by an occupational therapist. As her arthritis is likely to get worse, she may require more support in the future. She expresses anxiety about whether sensitive account will then be taken of the fact that she is a lesbian.
Listen to the audio clip below. As you are listening, make some notes about the issues mentioned by Anne.
You may find it helpful to list separately:
the conditions of the assessments (for example, what brought them about, where they were carried out and by whom, and the questions asked);
the experience of the assessments (for example, whether Anne felt at ease and as though she was being treated with respect; her reactions to the assessment process and to the assessors).