A MUM who took a deadly overdose at residence was discovered subsequent to a letter about her advantages declare, an inquest has heard.
Philippa Day, who was often known as Pip, was discovered unconscious with a letter from Capita about an upcoming Private Independence Cost evaluation, Nottingham Coroner’s Court docket heard.
Philippa Day’s household advised an inquest thatshe had agoraphobia and ‘could not cope’ with going to an appointment
Her household has claimed Pip’s £228 weekly cash was decreased to £60 after she utilized for a PIP.
The 27-year-old’s household stated she had agoraphobia and “could not cope” with leaving the home to attend the evaluation appointment that was provided to her.
Pip, from Nottingham, had taken the overdose in August 2019 and was in a coma for 2 months till she died in October, Nottinghamshire Live reports.
The inquest heard how Charles Day, her father, discovered notes on her laptop computer whereas Pip was in a coma together with one directed at her psychological well being nurse which learn “thanks Tessa for making an attempt”.
Assistant Coroner for Nottinghamshire Gordon Clow is overseeing inquest into the loss of life of Pip.
The inquest heard that Pip utilized for the funds towards the top of November 2018.
Pip was so “happy” and “very happy with herself” for posting the applying that she rang her dad to inform him, the inquest heard.
Mr Day stated that when the appointment for the assesment got here by means of for an early morning assembly in August, she was “extremely distressed”.
He stated the appointment would’ve been a challnege for her to attend as a result of Pip could not drive and she or he discovered it troublesome to stand up early because of her remedy.
The court docket heard that the letter acknowledged if she didn’t attend with out good motive that the DWP might refuse her declare.
Mr Day stated: “That will have devastated her. She would have been indignant and frightened, she would have been in turmoil. This was very a lot the type of factor she wouldn’t be capable to address.”
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Mr Day stated he rang his daughter and advised her the appointment must go forward and that he and Tessa Rand can be there for help.
He added: “I do know she was extremely upset about that. I feel that was the ultimate straw.”
Mr Day advised the court docket he tried calling her that night however Pip did not wan to speak in order that they organized to talk the following day.
When he tried to name her the following afternoon she did not reply and that’s when he deciced to go over.
When requested by the coroner about how Philippa was discovered, Mr Day stated: “She had insulin pens, she had a letter from Capita with regard to the assembly, she had the laptop computer and the telephone.”
A DWP spokesperson stated: “Our condolences are with Miss Day’s household. Because the inquest course of is ongoing it might be inappropriate to remark right now.”
A Capita spokesperson, the DWP’s PIP evaluation supplier, stated: “We prolong our deepest condolences to Philippa Day’s household over her tragic loss of life.
“We’re one in every of a number of events aiding the coroner in relation to the inquest into these unhappy circumstances and we’ll proceed to cooperate absolutely with this inquiry.”
The inquest continues.
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