I don't know what is supposedly officially happen as there doesn't seem too be much in the way of actual support if your expecting that?. I had waited a year too be assessed and diagnosed, after 2 weeks of being placed within the support group a lady from the local job centre called sayin this is just a standard call.
she didnt know what i had been diagnosed with or for how long or how long i had waited too be assessed, she didnt know anything about Parkinsons or treatment, she had no infomation in front of her about me. just i was ill & recently placed in the support group.
she had too throw out the line " well we know its raw but wouldn't you like to be going back too work or something".
that's funny when you've just been found incapable of work!!.
When i told her i had parkinsons & that i wanted too come too terms with it and concentrate on myself she didn't know what else too say as she had no understanding of Parkinsons. it stumped her and she ended the call with 'ok i'll leave it at that'
I haven't had anything in writing about how long i'm in the support group award for 1, 2,3 or more years or when the next assessment is likley too be??, i havent been called too any meetings or asked to go too any and no one has since called in the last year.
You don't need too send in 'fit notes' for support group or work related activity group.