About Fightback4Justice

Our registered office is based in Tottington Bury Lancashire and people are welcome to visit with prior appointment MondayFriday. We hold drop in/outreach advice sessions in a number of places monthly in the North West which are open to the public.

Our CIC registration document is below, (Advocacy For Disabled People CIC however we trade as Fightback4Justice) and are registered as a non profit Community Interest Company non profit and with asset locked status, meaning even if we had to close, (which we won’t, ) then all computers etc would have to be given to a similar organisation as we cannot benefit from Fightback. We are fully insured both Personal Indemnity, volunteer & staff also have Public Liability Insurance and have up to date Data Protection Registration and Training.

Everything we receive in donations goes back into running Fightback each month and helps expand our reach and services including the donations from our form completion service, without this we would fold. We also have 5 full time staff, 3 part time and 6 volunteers manning the 4 advice lines part time and VIP lines and chat full time and further funding will go towards increasing these hours, and training more advice line volunteers in order to meet demand. This also applies to the VIP service which allows people to be prioritised and gain access to hundreds of useful documents in order to help guide them through the appeal, application process with our helping hand and help themselves.

We are a name you can trust and have been runners up in numerous awards, in 2014 we were runners up for the Disability Group at the prestigious Diversity Awards, in 2013 we won People’s Champion awards, in 2014 we were awarded a grant from the Nationwide for Community Group of the quarter and again we were nominated in 2015. We were also invited and gave oral evidence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) about systematic violations by our Government to disabled people.

As founder I have an LLB with honors in Law from University of Bolton 2012, and a certificate of Legal Education from Manchester Met University and A.S Law. I have studied for 2 law degrees over the years. I also qualified and was certified as a voluntary Gateway Adviser with CAB in 2013 and worked for them full time as a Law Advisor/Outreach Benefits Advisor in 2012-13, and attended many numerous training sessions from PIP (DWP own course) to The latest Care Act course by solicitors Irwin Mitchell. I have worked for a local solicitor’s running the Welfare Benefits Department and training staff in 2014. Since then, as most of you know, I’ve gained further experience by founding and running Fightback, along with my eldest daughter Chloe who works full time as Office Manager and form filling expert, and friends and colleagues, 2 of which are lawyers another final year law student,  2 medical (NHS) Health Care Professionals, one a children’s nurse of 30 years and an Occupational therapist. All of which we have personally trained in depth to the highest of standards and have regular updates on changes occuring in legislation/trends in assessments and news. We attend regular meetings with ATOS and 3 monthly at the PIP forum in London where the assessors, DWP and other organisations meet to discuss changes and improvement options. Further training courses, internally and externally are ongoing and all of our caseworkers and phone advisors are trained in data protection, safeguarding and benefits to City and Guilds standard, we keep up to date with the latest DWP/ATOS Tribunals on a daily basis mostly in person during our dealings with officials in each area. We also work with local MP’S and charities in the area to help provide free advice sessions. I have been guest speaker at 9 events for various groups in the North West at no charge other than basic travel expenses. We attend regular CPAG training courses and also run our own, training NAS and housing associations along with local authority groups, and advise local MP office and assist.

Experience is our greatest trainer and we have assisted with thousands of successful PIP/ESA claims, Appeals and Advocated in Court, supporting in 900 plus assessments since inception in 2013. We also offer face to face assistance in completing Disability Benefits Forms, Appeals Advocacy, Over payments, and allegations of Benefit Fraud. Want to know more? Then you can find out my full background on linked in or ‘More about us’ on the website. Fightback consists of a wonderful team  who all work tirelessly in order to bring you daily help and give you the best chance of successfully claiming disability benefits, appealing a decision or in an assessment.  We are qualified in their own right.

Michelle Cardno Llb (Hons)

Certified by the DWP

Through Disability Confident, DWP are working with employers to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We have been assessed and meet the criteria for a disability confident employers/voluntary organisation.

Our Team Members

Meet the Fightback Team!

Michelle Cardno (LLB Hons)

Michelle Cardno (LLB Hons)

FB4J Director – As founder I have an LLB with honors in Law from University of Bolton 2012, and a certificate of Legal Education after completing 2 years of a law degree from Manchester Met University and A.S Law. I have studied for 2 law degrees over the years. I also qualified and was certified as a voluntary Gateway Adviser with CAB in 2013 and worked for them full time as a Law Advisor/Outreach Benefits Advisor in 2012-13 and attended many numerous training sessions from PIP (DWP own course) to the latest Care Act course by solicitors Irwin Mitchell. I have worked for a local solicitor’s running the Welfare Benefits Department and training staff in 2014. Since then, as most of you know, I’ve gained further experience by founding and running Fightback, which I set up after finishing at CAB when legal aids came into force. I have since attended numerous training functions with CPAG and even the assessors and DWP. I have also been given an unconditional place on the Social Welfare Masters course and am currently enrolling to do the Cilex level 6 in 2018. I have always had an interest in social justice and I am originally a market trader by trade, having built up a family business of 25 years on Bury outdoor Market and other local markets in their heyday running 5 different units and a small village shop, the Bury Market unit is now owned by my eldest daughter. The rest is history!
Chloe Harvey - Hamilton

Chloe Harvey – Hamilton

FB4J Managing Director – My name is Chloe Harvey-Hamilton and I am one of the directors here at Fightback, I have been with Fightback since 2013 after taking redundancy from TNT following the birth of my third child (Fightback George), I was with TNT for 4 years working in the Cash Allocation Department, although I enjoyed my job I felt I would be better suited helping people which is why I made the decision to leave my job and help Michelle (also my mum ͅ ) with Fightback. I have since become highly trained in all aspects of PIP, ESA, AA and DLA mainly specialising in the form filling. I have been with Fightback since the start and I have seen us grow from strength to strength at a very fast pace, I am excited to see what the future holds for us as a non profit organisation.
Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

FB4J Admin Supervisor – I joined in 2016 bringing years of administration, clerical and customer services experience with me. I am office based and assist daily with the VIP line, admin and appeals. I am the first gateway for the VIP clients when they call and I am also a trained PIP and review form filler, advocate and MR reviewer. I have a wealth of experience in PIP and ESA and am converse in tribunal procedure and lodging appeals. I am trained in data protection and also manage the files.
Dee Clarke

Dee Clarke

FB4J Admin Supervisor – I have been a volunteer for Fightback from day one when it had just ‘1 Facebook Like’ to what it is today, and the amount of people we have helped is amazing. I have various conditions and disabilities which have given me a wealth of information to be able to help others who are feeling vulnerable and going through extremely stressful times. I can offer advice on numerous conditions ie Fibromyalgia, Spine issues, Mental Health and more. There is something about being able to help others that makes it therapeutic. Our aim is to help others, however, it has also helped me come to terms with my disabilities on our Exciting Adventure! I am experienced in completing PIP/ESA forms, and offer General advice here on Vip, General Chat and Facebook messages. 7 days a week 365 days a year, like other admins you can find me here, so I can say I am Dedicated, Passionate, have Empathy, a good ear and I Love It… :)
Katie Wright

Katie Wright

Hello I’m Katie ! I’m a first class honours graduate of the University of Manchester where I studied and Law. I am currently training to became a Barrister and I aim to specialise in Human Rights.
Sue

Sue

I work in the office Monday to Thursday and am the person who meets and greets our clients in the office, I welcome visitors with a friendly smile and a nice hot cuppa. I am also trained to do direct lodgement and fill in the sscs1 in the office and over the phone. I am trained on the advicelines and am the VIP reception for phone and clients. I am trained in data protection and also manage the files.
Amy Turnock

Amy Turnock

I have 5 years experience working in 2 different defence solicitors. I started off my career working at Khattak Solicitors which is a criminal defence solicitors, my role was a legal secretary moving onto the Crown Court department preparing trial files. I then moved on to work at Tuckers Solicitors where I worked within the Magistrates Court department as a court clerk. This role involved attending court and prisons to prepare clients files for trial. I have recently joined Fightback and have loved every minute of it. I have been completing PIP forms, file reviews and other work within the office.
Catherine

Catherine

I came to Fightback as a volunteer at the beginning of this year, and was taken on as administration in February. I have a background in Health and Social Care previously, working with Adults with Learning Disabilities and also in a secondary school doing pastoral work, across all years. I am part of the administration team- answering and returning calls and dealing with general enquiries, filing documentation and sending information to court. Its great team to work in!
Jade Mcaleer

Jade Mcaleer

My name is Jade and my working background started in customer service as I have always thrived on being able to help people. After the birth of my first child which was a traumatic experience I relied heavily on various NHS services, this lead me into wanting to do a u turn and change my career. Here I am now 11 years working for the NHS and I have never looked back.I have worked in various settings including hospital and community clinics. I love that every day brings a new challenge and dealing with the general public from all walks of life has taught me to never judge a book by its cover. If I can make just one persons day better either through spending those 10 minutes just listening or arranging specialised care for them then I know I am doing my job properly. Then I was introduced to the Fightback team who are a fantastic people who dedicate their lives to helping those who require support with their claims from start to finish. I complete PIP forms with clients from home around my other job and I thoroughly enjoy helping each and every client I speak with to complete their forms by taking that stress away of them having to stuggle to complete it themselves.
Syd

Syd

My name is Syd, and I complete PIP and ESA forms. I have years of experience in Customer Service and helping people in financial difficulty. My passion for helping people has stems from being young. My mum is an immigrant and left her family after being widowed to work in this country. From a young age I would help her speak as she had a language barrier and growing up I watched her being discriminated against so much. This motivates me even now to stop others being discriminated against in any way, and encouraged me learn 7 languages. I am so passionate to help those who are in a position where they need support. I live by the motto ‘you’re never wrong to do the right thing.
Ifroza Bangi

Ifroza Bangi

FB4J Solicitor – I joined Fightback in October 2018 as an Advocate predominantly attending PIP and ESA appeals, and drafting various other documents. I graduated from my law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and completed my Legal Practice Course in 2012. I went on to become a qualified Solicitor at a Top 50 law firm. This is also where I started working as soon as I finished my degree, starting in the Admin Team and progressing into the role of a Solicitor in the Industrial Disease Team. I left the corporate law environment to drive my career into a different direction, and an opportunity came along to work with Fightback. Working here is very different to anything else I have done, but I feel privileged to be part of such a good cause as the work they do is very inspiring.

Our Satisfied Members

Google Reviews

I received an esa capability for work form I was not expecting it at all. I have been sick for 15years approx. I completely lost it and panicked. I messaged fight back for help to fill in my form received a message within minutes from Lucy she made arrangements for me to fill in my form over the phone. When I rang at the time agreed Lucy made me feel at ease and helped greatly filling in my form over the phone. When finished she said she would get the form out to me the day after however I received it the next day. I went through it and she had done a fantastic job with it. I was so relieved it was done. Thank you very much Lucy for your help it was much appreciated. I’d highly recommend the services of fight back . I will use your services again xxread more

michelle masters

michelle masters

15:26 31 May 18

Fightback4Justice helped me get from reduced PIP and no Daily Living Expenses to Enhanced on mobility and Enhanced Daily Living Expenses by the Judge who within 5/10 minutes of entering the Tribunal (they had already decided before we entered the room I believe) this was due to Cat at Fightback who had produced the submission forms for their attention! Without Fightback not sure if it would have been overturned, I very much doubt it, however, I am extremely grateful to Fightback and will URGE anyone who is going through a similar situation to ask Fightback for their professional help. They should receive an award for being the most helpful and polite people I have come across and they show they care about you… Well done Fightback4Justice another Assessment maybe for me in about 18 months, so I will be using Fightback4Justice at that time!read more

Catherine Hammett

Catherine Hammett

19:40 16 May 18

I knew the forms were coming and did not know what I was going to do. I had seen Fightback on my Facebook page and thought it would be good to check them out, they seemed to care about disabilities and what people were going through. I thought they were to good to be true, little did I know they were going to change my life. The hard work and dedication to others, when they themselves fight with their own issues, is beyond any expectation anyone could receive. They took the stress away when filling in the forms. It was like having a conversation and finding the form finished while doing this. Please, do not pass this opportunity for help, it will change your life too. I should not forget Cat, who came to my home and advocated for me. Her kindness and empathy I will never forget. Thank you to all who give of their time and change so many lives.read more

Anna Bowen

Anna Bowen

09:48 30 May 18

Absolutely fantastic, professional service! I used the information on the VIP Platform for my daughters Mandatory Reconsideration along with receiving email advice from the VIP team. Today we received the dreaded brown envelope and my daughter has been awarded Enhanced in both categories! So relieved! Fightback helped to ease the burden and stress of fighting for what my daughter was rightfully entitled to. We would highly recommend to anyone dealing with the PIP process.read more

Cath Howe

Cath Howe

18:46 15 Jun 18

A fantastic job done thank you.Your services were very quick, polite and very understanding. I recommend Fightback 100% to help in any disability benefit claim they take the worry and stress out of form filling and helping with mandatory reconsideration and appeals. They all no there stuff and go above and beyond, not one of them take a wage and all donations are plowed back into helping anybody that needs there help.Fightback areSimply the best.read more

Lisa Padley

Lisa Padley

14:44 21 May 18

FANTASTIC team. Professional, welcoming, knowledgeable and advises you accordingly. They went the extra mile for me and my fight is still on going and so I will be putting up another review in due course!! Keep up the good work guys!! L xx

Lauren Munday

Lauren Munday

20:46 11 Jun 18

Quick, professional and expert advice. Had my PIP withdrawn 18 months ago. Fightback4justice supported me in court before a tribunal and my benefit was re-instated, along with back payment. Just had my review forms, booked telephone appointment and then sent forms to the office. Forms completed by knowledgeable staff. All the panic taken care of. Just now have to wait for result. I would always use Fightback4justice and recommend their services to everyone. Superb service with helpful, knowledgeable staffread more

Vivien Gilroy

Vivien Gilroy

15:06 25 Jun 18

Chloe helped me with my ESA form, I got put back into the support group for 18 months this time instead of12 months. Thank you Chloe and all of the team at Fightback. I know I could never have got this without you help. I have been helped in the past by fightback ,as have my family and friends . I can not recommend fightback enough,they are friendly, professional and most helpful. Anyone attempting to fill out these type of forms by themselves please don’t,let Fightback help you the money they charge is very little for all of the help and advise they give to their clients. Once again thank you Fightback.read more

Tina Simpson

Tina Simpson

15:17 28 Jun 18

A big thank you to Jade for helping me to complete my pip forms, transferring from a lifetime award on DLA! She took the time to listen and suggest ways to word the forms in a way that I couldn’t. She was very patient and understanding. Today I received the decision. ….enhanced for daily living and mobility with an ongoing award. Thank you Jade and Fightback. Clare Brooks.read more

Clare Brooks

Clare Brooks

17:53 13 Jul 18

A Huge Thank you to all the team at Fightback. I’ve just been awarded standard for both elements of my PIP award and as it was my first and I started this feeling positively ill at the thought of it all, I am so grateful for the advice and help, with the amount of information of information on your website and the quick replies to my emails and chats, your calm approach is just the best as I have been sitting on the floor in tears surrounded by bits of paper! This will make an amazing difference to me and I know it will to others so I’ll keep up my subscription as much as I can. I truly recommend your service to everyone finding it really hard to cope with all the difficulties that they encounter just trying to get the benefit they deserve.read more

Cathy Barcham

Cathy Barcham

11:40 25 Jul 18

I contacted fight back for justice to help with my mandatory reconsideration for a refused PIP claim.They have been so so helpful in helping me with what I need to complete the MR.I am yet to complete the MR, however whatever happens I will continue to be a VIP member and pay the monthly fee.For £4.99 a month this is a small price to pay for such a worthy cause.This is stressful enough fighting back but with their support it helps relieve some of the pressure & sleepless nights.read more

Devina Robertson

Devina Robertson

16:32 09 Aug 18

I’ve been a VIP supporter for 2 years and have just used the F4J team’s services for the first time. Michelle and the Fightback team are so supportive and knowledgable, just knowing they are are there if you need their advice is a massive relief. Thank you all. I’ll let you know when I hear any news, and will continue to support you. You do an amazing job. Xread more

Joanne Drake

Joanne Drake

21:26 14 Aug 18

Thank you so much for all the help, support and information for our PIP Tribunal. If is was not for your advice and understanding we would have given up months ago. We won! Thank you so much! Excellent service 🙂

Lilith Morningstar

Lilith Morningstar

20:56 18 Aug 18

Got a form to change over from indefinite DLA to PIP in May. I contacted fight back immediately and booked an appointment with Amanda to fill in the form over the phone. It took about an hour. Very professional service. I would have struggled to fill it in myself so their help was very much appreciated. I received a letter yesterday to say I’d been awarded standard daily living and standard mobility. I’m not sure I would have been awarded if fightback hadn’t helped me. Highly recommended.read more

Lynsey March

Lynsey March

13:18 16 Sep 18

Eternally grateful for Cat’s & your help with my PIP Tribunal Appeal! Living 3 hours away from you I had never heard of you until a stranger on a Facebook illness page recommended yourselves & so glad I found you.Your website, telephone, email & services are fast, professional & superb & highly recommend them to all!It took an immense amount of stress away, which meant my symptoms didn’t flare up as much & so didn’t need to take as much medication.Apologies for the immense amount of evidence you had to go through & taking up 1/2 a filing cabinet…….I just couldn’t work out what would help.Best wishes to all,B 🙂read more

Bhavini Vasanji

Bhavini Vasanji

11:57 26 Sep 18

l have used Fightback4Justice 2 0r 3 times now. l can only say they are extremely helpful with up to date advice and help. l highly recommend anyone who needs help completing forms etc to give Fightback a try. l wouldnt go anywhere else now. The Staff are extremely helpful and kind. Will be using them again and againread more

Clarice Ramsay

Clarice Ramsay

12:20 08 Oct 18

I had a lot of problems with my PIP claim. The assessment company were a nightmare and I felt like a wreck. I asked Fightback for help and Sarah was assigned to support me. Sarah sat in on my home PIP assessment. She took notes and reassured me she’d keep supporting me after the assessment. I would have gone to pieces without her as I couldn’t bear losing my Motability car. I got a great result and have kept my car. I believe nobody should go through the PIP or ESA ordeal without Fightback helping, from completing the form until you get the decision you deserve.read more

Melanie Wakefield

Melanie Wakefield

14:31 17 Oct 18

A massive thank you to all the Fightback team. My son had his PIP award reinstated and increased yesterday – Enhanced for DL and standard Mobility. The MR was so well written by Katie and Michelle and phone calls with others can only be described as being tremendously supportive and professional. Have been recommending you all to everyone who might need your services. Many ThanksFrances xread more

Frances Northcott

Frances Northcott

12:14 20 Oct 18

Great company to get help from.Cat and the ladies at fight back have helped me again for the 4th time! Great result. Fantastic company!

Sandra O'hanlon

Sandra O’hanlon

14:46 22 Oct 18

Big thank you to Sarah. I paid for the form to be filled out. Sarah was incredibly patient with me, and explained the questions in such a way, that was easier for me to understand. Would really recommend Fightback4Justice.

Debbie Burt

Debbie Burt

12:18 23 Oct 18

Have been fighting for 7yrs to be believed about my health issues. Finally last year heard about Fightback4 justice, sent all paperwork, had my appeal last week and with their help I got believed and won my case. Recommend these knowledgeable, caring people very highly.read more

Cynthia Toyer

Cynthia Toyer

21:51 07 Nov 18

Such a fantastic group of people, their only aim to help disabled and ill people survive and get what they are entitled to. Syd help my mum with forms and did a great job. Caring, friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

jasmin mckee

jasmin mckee

08:03 21 Nov 18

I can not reccommend these wonderful people enough. Right from day one they have made me feel at ease and taken the pressure off everything from PIP form filling to MR which thanks to them I have now won. Thank you for everything you have all done to help me.read more

Emma Grassham

Emma Grassham

13:35 29 Nov 18

I’m physically and mentally drained searched and found Fightback if you need welfare help and more Contact Fightback – they have helped me for over a year fully professional people, Great guidance and help full knowledge of welfare criteria law and more. fast email phone help & support, cant say how good Fightback have been fully presented and submitted my case and I GOT what the law states I should have been entitled too in the first place Thank You Michelle & the whole team xxread more

Chris Page

Chris Page

08:56 30 Nov 18

Review for Fightback Facebook Page -PIP Renewal Form Filling in with AmyDate of appointment: 27/07/2018 I would like to say a huge thank you to Amy and Fightback with all the help that they offered to me back in July this year with my PIP renewal paperwork. In May 2017 I was awarded PIP Enhanced Daily Living Needs for 2 years.My renewal came through in July 2018.I suffer from severe anxiety, depression, PTSD and have Disordered Eating. When the renewal came through, I completely lost it and was so scared that I would lose my benefit. People had mentioned Fightback to me in the past and therefore I contacted them. I am so happy that I did, Fightback took care of everything for me and offered me reassurance which was much needed. Fightback sent my renewal off immediately in July this year and on Xmas Eve I received the dreaded brown envelope, but what wonderful news I not only kept my enhanced Daily Living but they also awarded me Standard Mobility. I was not required to attend a face to face assessment. My award is till October 2020. The benefit system is a very scary place and I just think it’s so wonderful that Fightback is there to support people and they really care. I will definitely use Fightback in the future, thank you so very much, I could never even start to put into words the relief I feel that my PIP has been renewed. Can you please let me know how I can purchase from your Amazon wish list, I would like to get you a few things. Wishing you all the best.read more

Claire Francis

Claire Francis

17:33 26 Dec 18

Thank you to Fightback for all your fantastic help. In Court for just ten minutes on 28th December and had to answer just a couple of extra questions. Positive result and still overwhelmed.

Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

19:44 02 Jan 19

After a 2 year fight trying to get PIP, I contacted Fight Back For Justice, they have been amazing. They are so friendly and helpful and very professional. I would definitely recommend them, they helped me get the outcome I wanted.

Karen Harrison

Karen Harrison

13:31 09 Jan 19

I’ve been a VIP supporter for 2 and a half years and this year used the F4J team’s services for the first time. Michelle and the Fightback team are so supportive and knowledgable, just knowing they are are there if you need their advice is a massive relief. Thank you all. I’ve had good news about my PIP and will continue to support you. You do an amazing job. Xread more

Joanne Drake

Joanne Drake

20:22 18 Jan 19

Love fightback. They where amazing with me and helped me get what I was entitled too. Having quit the process twice before due to stress I know I couldn’t have done it without them. Perfect. Caring.

Sarah Greenwood

Sarah Greenwood

20:33 18 Jan 19

I have used Fightback for many years now and I have recommended them to so many people I have lost count they are amazing. I think we have all experienced that feeling of complete and utter despair when the dreaded brown envelope drops through the door the not wanting to open it followed by sheer panic. One phone call to Fightback and you know that you could not of chosen anyone better. Their knowledge of the benefit system is second to none and with their understanding, empathy and gentle questioning you are guaranteed the best possible outcome in a system that aims to fail you at the first hurdle. Do not be misled by the fake reviews that aim to blacken the name of Fightback4Justice. Fightback are the true Angels of the North!!read more

Heather mead

Heather mead

21:43 18 Jan 19

I have used Fightback’s service on two occasion and also recommended them to friends who have also used them. Their service is first rate and if needed I will use them again. Great staff with expertise need for benefits forms

Judith Wilson

Judith Wilson

20:38 18 Jan 19

Fantastic, professional and caring. If you need any help or are unsure of anything they will help you through the whole process or complete the forms for you over the phone. Highly recommended and thank you for all your help.

sorrel mckee

sorrel mckee

20:29 18 Jan 19

The team have given me wonderful support, and are patiently waiting for me to address my meltdown, before the stage for justice fight. I know when I’m ready they will be there for me.They offer a very professional service. We, the vulnerable, are so lucky to have such caring advocates within easy reach of us all.read more

Jane Sammonds

Jane Sammonds

23:45 18 Jan 19

Fightback are nothing short of amazing. The work that they put into fighting to get what people rightly deserve is incredible. No wonder they are award finalists. To say they are going strong with not 1p of funding speaks volumes. The negative feedback recently received is not called for. It is damn right spiteful. The fact that someone is clearly out to damage their reputation and somehow trying to hinder the good work they do is criminal and nothing short of pure jealousy. Keep doing what you do best and ignore the trolls. You don’t have over 50,000 supporters for nothing ❤️❤️❤️read more

Anything Candy

Anything Candy

18:20 19 Jan 19

5 star experience again. Filled out my son’s DLA form by phone with Michelle, almost 2hour ‘phone call going into great detail about his difficulties. He was awarded & I am so relieved. The forms are long and generally quite depressing to complete but Fightback provide a wonderful service which makes it so much easier. By signing up to VIP you can access a wealth of information if you prefer to complete forms yourself. Their success rate speaks for itself, I would not hesitate to recommend these guys.read more

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly

20:00 31 Jan 19

Thank you so much to all the lovely members of staff including Michelle, Hayley, Susan who have all been so kind and supportive and whom of helped to keep my head above water. I am pleased to say that my PIP award has increased from standard to enhanced for both mobility and daily living for 3 yearsI have had 6 months of waiting for an appeal date and at times just wanted to give up and ‘hide away’ but I had faith in the Fightback4justice angels and can now try and move forward with my life. I wish I could walk, I wish I didn’t have constant pain but I now feel justice has been done with the help of this fantastic organisation. Much love and respect to you all.read more

Kim Tinsley

Kim Tinsley

12:42 11 Mar 19

Fightback have been fantastic supporting us throughout our ordeal over the last year.Ifroza represented us at the tribunal for P.I.P & was lovely & kept us relaxed we got the result we should have got in the first place, Elated is not a big enough word to describe how we are, the stress it has caused the last year was all relieved by having these guys by our side supporting us throughout the process.We highly recommend them big thank you to Michelle, Sue and the rest of the team you was our last lifeline thank so much.Never give up the fight we highly recommend Fightback4justice.read more

Kevin P

Kevin P

09:06 05 Apr 19

Thank you to all the fight back for justice team they made the whole process of my pip tribunal a little less stressful for myself.Especially Michelle who was there for me right until the last minute with words of wisdom supporting me and my anxiety of the whole ordeal. I’m sure I will be back again knowing this government but I know I can trust this company.Thank you againread more

Kelly Dennis

Kelly Dennis

20:33 15 Apr 19

Thank you Fightback. After being awarded zero points after the PIP assessment and the MR being rejected, seemingly out of hand, I was ready to give up. You convinced me I had a case and should go to Appeal and how glad I am that I listened to you. At the Hearing I was awarded 19 points! Thank you again Fightback.Catherine S.read more

John S

John S

10:25 26 Apr 19

Fantastic service from start to finish. Please do not hesitate to use this great team of people they are simply the best at doing there job and helped me loads in my claim. I do not know what I would have done without them .

Helen Richardson

Helen Richardson

17:34 31 May 19

I would like to thank Fightback for all there help following my review for PIP in which my daily living activity was reduced to standard instead of enhanced. I am a VIP 2 member and using the fantastic resources was able to to complete my review form also knowing that help was available to me at any time. I also used the resources to complete my Mandatory Reconsideration and had my information checked by Fightback and used the advice given. Following the decrease in my award they supported me in filling in my appeal form when I was actually wondering whether to bother due to the stress. I am pleased to say that following a phone call from an appeals manager at the DWP my award of enhanced daily living has been reinstated so I no longer have to go to appeal which is a weight off my mind. Fightback has been there for support at all stages and I thoroughly recommend the services they offer.read more

Sue Tait

Sue Tait

10:38 04 Jun 19

Thank you just isn’t enough for what fightback does for everyone.You completed my pip review forms and the brown envelope arrived today. High rate on both ongoing. The medical I had which was all of 5 minutes long, the assessor commented how well written the form was. Thank you to the whole fightback team.read more

Sindy G

Sindy G

16:13 10 Jun 19

i cannot recommend fightback highly enough, these people changed my life and are all we have got now in the absence of legal aid, fantastic team, worth every penny, (cheap as chips given the service they offer). i wouldn’t have got through this without them, benefit now reinstated without having to enter the courtroom – many many thanks fightback, you are the best!read more

Marysia Leszczynska

Marysia Leszczynska

13:08 21 Jun 19

Thank you for all the help and support you have given me with my DLA to PIP application and assessment. I particularly want to thank Chloe for doing such a great job filling out my application form, and Karen, who attended my assessment, giving me the confidence to cope with the experience – she is truly wonderful. The service you provide is invaluable, and I really don’t think I could have done this without you. It is such a relief to know there are people as fantastic as you out there who can help us achieve the results we need to help us live with dignity and comfort. Thank you so much.read more

Cath Shearer

Cath Shearer

20:30 11 Jul 19

An amazing service. I used the VIP service when I received my PIP forms. I could not have managed without this wonderful service. The online service is packed with information and help. I also bookedFor one of the team to come to the assessment with me (there was a fee for this which was more than well worth it). I cannot thank this team enough for the help and support. It is a worrying and stressful time For most people but the Fightback Team are so supportive. I will definitely be keeping my VIP membershipGoing as I know this Team relies on donations to keep on continuing their work. Thank you.read more

Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown

09:21 18 Jul 19

Used there information when completing my forms for the transition from DLA to pips. Also used the chat facility and had a phone call prior to my home assessment. All of those I was in communication with, gave me excellent help and information, which helped to ease the stress. Haven’t been notified about any awards yet, but if it goes against me will use fightback to appeal. Will keep my VIP membership going and plan to send them a donation as they are purely voluntary and provide such an excellent service.read more

Steve McEvoy

Steve McEvoy

10:29 28 Jul 19

Highly recommend the team. So helpful patient and supportive. As well as informative. I really can’t rate them enough.

Sarah stokes

Sarah stokes

21:38 29 Jul 19

I never leave reviews but I’ve received so much help from Fightback on the chat line, the phone and VIP email. I’ve amazed at the level of support I’ve received. I typed my own forms and got them reviewed by Fightback and it was a real eye opener, I was given so much advice. It has literally been a life saver. I couldn’t have coped without them. It’s so reassuring to know that someone who really cares is at the end of the phone and wants to help. Thank you.read more

Debs Ollerenshaw

Debs Ollerenshaw

14:06 31 Jul 19

Highly recommend. The team at Fightback4Justice are very helpful. Could not of managed without the professional and knowledgeable advice they gave and the service they provide. Great outcome for my daughter on her PIP Mandatory Reconsideration all thanks to the Fightback teamread more

Naiomi Robinson

Naiomi Robinson

22:16 16 Aug 19

Highly recommend. The Fightback team are very helpful and helped me through the PIP Mandatory Reconsideration for my daughter. A very friendly and hard working team. Easy to contact and quick to reply and advise.

LIZA ROBINSON

LIZA ROBINSON

22:22 16 Aug 19

I never leave reviews but I’ve received so much help from Fightback on the chat line, the phone and VIP email. I’ve amazed at the level of support I’ve received. I typed my own forms and got them reviewed by Fightback and it was a real eye opener, I was given so much advice. It has literally been a life saver. I couldn’t have coped without them. It’s so reassuring to know that someone who really cares is at the end of the phone and wants to help. Thank you.read more

Debs Ollerenshaw

Debs Ollerenshaw

14:06 31 Jul 19

An amazing service. I used the VIP service when I received my PIP forms. I could not have managed without this wonderful service. The online service is packed with information and help. I also bookedFor one of the team to come to the assessment with me (there was a fee for this which was more than well worth it). I cannot thank this team enough for the help and support. It is a worrying and stressful time For most people but the Fightback Team are so supportive. I will definitely be keeping my VIP membershipGoing as I know this Team relies on donations to keep on continuing their work. Thank you.read more

Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown

09:21 18 Jul 19

Highly recommend. The Fightback team are very helpful and helped me through the PIP Mandatory Reconsideration for my daughter. A very friendly and hard working team. Easy to contact and quick to reply and advise.

LIZA ROBINSON

LIZA ROBINSON

22:22 16 Aug 19

I’ve followed Fightback for years because of the fantastic work they do, and when I needed help I knew who to turn to… I booked an appointment and received great help from the lovely Chloe who was understanding to my health problems… every email was answered promptly and every phone call was returned by a friendly voice. I was awarded PIP …. and I couldn’t of done it without the amazing Fightback team …. and when renewal is due I know I’ll be in touch again …. they give people hope and for that I’ll be always be thankful…..read more

Christine Parker

Christine Parker

09:41 09 Sep 19

I’ve followed Fightback for years because of the fantastic work they do, and when I needed help I knew who to turn to… I booked an appointment and received great help from the lovely Chloe who was understanding to my health problems… every email was answered promptly and every phone call was returned by a friendly voice. I was awarded PIP …. and I couldn’t of done it without the amazing Fightback team …. and when renewal is due I know I’ll be in touch again …. they give people hope and for that I’ll be always be thankful…..read more

Christine Parker

Christine Parker

09:41 09 Sep 19

Hi Fight back I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to you and your team especially Amy who did my Pip review In August. It’s only been just over two weeks I have received the brown envelope. Without a face to face I remain on enhanced care and enhanced mobility for ongoing period of 10 years. I can’t thank you enough you helped me last year with my ESA contribution based review and again i didn’t have to have a face to face and I remained in the support group with 3 years till August 2021. With regards to my PIP review you advised me to take photos of all the aids I have to use which my daughter did for me. Your advice and form filling is 5 star rating I couldn’t have done this without you and most of all it was all done stress free. Again thank you all for all your hard work you do for disabled people like me you are truly a God send and God bless you all xread more

Angela Read

Angela Read

09:35 13 Sep 19

Used the huge amount of files, and the well written form, and I received PIP on my first app,location.Very knowledgeable group of people, one of the best charities out supporting disabled people through the mine field of app,location forms. Think you.

Claire Iceton

Claire Iceton

07:31 15 Sep 19

I used the VIP service and found the help given to be excellent. This is my first ever claim and I have just been placed in the ESA support group from a paper based assessment. I still can’t believe it. Thanks very much for all your help and advise.

Cheryl Louise

Cheryl Louise

13:01 15 Sep 19

The Team at Fightback are very encouraging. I had a great experience with them. They always made sure I was happy with the decision made on my claim. If I wasn’t to be able to question it. I really loved how “Katie” did my submission for PIP. It was exactly what I struggling with all this while. Thank you Katie, Michelle, Cloe and Amanda.read more

Jane Omere

Jane Omere

11:51 20 Sep 19

Today I brought my sister in law to see chloe. I’ve been a follower of fightback for quite awhile now I recommended my sister in law to seek help from then. Such a lovely welcome and great help. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much.read more

Patricia Clegg

Patricia Clegg

17:25 02 Oct 19

Very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team. They helped to ease my anxiety caused by DWP and provided detailed documentation to argue my case. Well worth the time and effort. Thank you so much!

Alex A-D

Alex A-D

09:10 09 Oct 19

I would like to thank Dee for overlooking my application from DLA to PIP 3 months ago. I received the dreaded brown envelope today and was really frightened to open it. I have had panic attacks galore waiting for the results and today I eventually managed to pluck up the courage to open the envelope and I have been awarded enhanced rate for both daily living and also for mobility till Feb 2022.I used the self help forms on your website to help me complete my forms and then emailed it to Fightback4Justice to check it for me.I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support I have received from your group, you are all amazing and do a fantastic job, I can now start to relax and hopefully some of my panic attacks will start to ease.read more

Michele Magri-Overend

Michele Magri-Overend

13:04 11 Oct 19

I cannot recommend the Fightback team highly enough. After a previous reassessment took my health apart I decided to ask Fightback4Justice for assistance right from the start this time. In the first instance I used the form filling service and Amy helped me fill in my review form. It made all the difference to have someone with the knowledge that was needed and the ability to reassure me that everything that could be done at this stage had been done. Unfortunately it did go to assessment and the award was lowered which is all too common so I chose to use the VIP2 level access and also have Fightback prepare my Mandatory Reconsideration. I couldn’t possibly have continued without the help I received from all the team at Fightback. Katie prepared my MR and we were successful at getting my enhanced rate back on daily living. The best part was my award was doubled in length which goes a long way towards hopefully halting the decline in my health caused by the very system that was meant to be supporting it. I would list every team member but I wouldn’t like to miss anyone out as all the way through every single one has responded to my garbled panicked messages , emails and phone calls with compassion , calm reassurance and the knowledge I needed. My only advice to anyone negotiating the Benefits system is to contact Fightback4Justice.read more

Leni Gunn

Leni Gunn

20:22 15 Oct 19

Very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team. They helped to ease my anxiety caused by DWP and provided detailed documentation to argue my case. Well worth the time and effort. Thank you so much!

Alex A-D

Alex A-D

09:10 09 Oct 19

I would like to thank Dee for overlooking my application from DLA to PIP 3 months ago. I received the dreaded brown envelope today and was really frightened to open it. I have had panic attacks galore waiting for the results and today I eventually managed to pluck up the courage to open the envelope and I have been awarded enhanced rate for both daily living and also for mobility till Feb 2022.I used the self help forms on your website to help me complete my forms and then emailed it to Fightback4Justice to check it for me.I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support I have received from your group, you are all amazing and do a fantastic job, I can now start to relax and hopefully some of my panic attacks will start to ease.read more

Michele Magri-Overend

Michele Magri-Overend

13:04 11 Oct 19

The Team at Fightback are very encouraging. I had a great experience with them. They always made sure I was happy with the decision made on my claim. If I wasn’t to be able to question it. I really loved how “Katie” did my submission for PIP. It was exactly what I struggling with all this while. Thank you Katie, Michelle, Cloe and Amanda.read more

Jane Omere

Jane Omere

11:51 20 Sep 19

I signed up to the VIP service for advice after a failed assessment. The advice given was great and helped to prepare a Mandatory Reconsideration which the VIP service checked and as a result my MR was accepted and awarded. I definitely would recommend this service to anyone who is having difficulty with navigating a very difficult DWP system. I wish I had signed up in the beginning of the application as it would have saved me a lot of time. Great service, many thanks.read more

Infinite Violet

Infinite Violet

11:40 19 Oct 19

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