Activity 9 Social Engagement

I’ve been writing a submission and it strikes me that the descriptors for Social Engagement do not cover all clients.  My client, because of continual pain, headaches and depression has stopped socialising altogether. She sees family..She can manage to get along with the three or four people she works with, whom she has known for many years. She does not socialise at all even with these people.  So she obviously does not meet 9(a).  She would find it physically painful (bright lights, noise, headaches)  and mentally she has no motivation to do so.  I doubt if prompting or support would make a difference, but I am not sure I can convincingly argue “overwhelming psychological distress” either, since she’s not even attempted to over the last four years.  How do we approach this?

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