About Eimear Twomey

Eimear joined the Advice & Advocacy team in July 2017. A background in facilitating community based arts projects led her to gain an interest working in welfare support and advice. Prior to Z2K, she worked in tenancy related support work within a Complex Needs Floating Support service for 3 years.

Case Study: Transition from DLA to PIP

Having come from a background in frontline support work before starting with Z2K in July, I was already aware of the systematic challenges faced by claimants claiming sickness and disability benefits and the inaccuracies of the DWP’s assessment process. Notwithstanding this, it is still shocking to see the volume of cases we take on at Z2K of people whose health conditions have been completely overlooked at their assessments. Continue reading