"This activity considers a
claimant’s ability to plan and follow the route of a journey. As with all
activities, a claimant is to be assessed as satisfying a descriptor only
if the reliability criteria are also
considered. The claimant must be able to undertake the activity:
- safely (in a manner unlikely to
cause harm to the claimant or to another, either during or after
completion of the activity);
- to an acceptable standard;
- repeatedly (as often as the activity
being assessed is reasonably required to be completed); and
- within a reasonable time period (no
more than twice as long as the maximum period that a person without a
physical or mental condition which limits that person’s ability to
carry out the activity in question would normally take to complete
This activity was designed to assess the barriers claimants may face that
are associated with mental,
cognitive or sensory ability.
Journey means a local journey, whether familiar or unfamiliar.
Environmental factors may be considered if they prevent the claimant from
reliably completing a journey,
for example being unable to cope with crowds or loud noises."
Last updated October 2015