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My husband didn't have a medical & was assessed solely on the forms & paperwork we sent in.
When we mentioned this to a charity support worker he said that was very unusual & he'd not heard of it before. People with a much worse disability to my husband were still having assessments.
We have a hoist for my husband's wheelchair. Originally it was for a scooter but when he changed to a power chair we had the bracket changed over. It is fantastic as there is no lifting required just looping the hoist straps onto the wheelchair bracket. If you google mobility car adaptions in your l...
It depends where you live in the UK. I suggest you look here

https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

for details. In England they have to stay in education or training until 18 now - it changed 2 years ago.
Eun - my husband has just bought his first electric wheelchair & wonders why he didn't do it earlier. He bought - http://www.careco.co.uk/item-p-wc09054/excel-venture-powerchair-with-elevating-seat.htm?gclid=CJHE9ZOUqckCFSkXwwodqlMFtA We find that it folds down very compactly. It is fractionally wid...
We are expecting to lose it all because of other people we know who have quite extensive needs who have lost everything. A friend of my husbands who is an above knee amputation on one leg & is waiting surgery on his other knee went from highest rate mobility to no mobility component at all, despite ...
My husband has recently had the forms for PIP having been on DLA for life. He needs my help for washing, dressing, food preparation, is subject to falls, can only walk indoors, needs me to do daily physio, can't self-propel his wheelchair......the list goes on but you get the gist. This is a deterio...
I care for my husband who has MD which has the deterioration & loss of motor control that your husband has. We aren't so far down the line in that my husband can be left at home alone though I am on call for falls etc & he is unable to go out alone. My husband & I both read this with a great feeling...
I am glad that I am not alone in that, jenny!
Thank you for posting this. Finding a suitable disabled toilet can be a nightmare. Some of them aren't big enough to get a wheelchair in or if they are then it is all very cosy. For people who need to transfer from a wheelchair many disabled toilets don't have enough room next to them for a wheelcha...
I don't know if you have found the Chill4us site - http://chill4uscarers.co.uk/

It is based in Norfolk but there are a lot of people on there from surrounding areas including Suffolk. They may be able to a Carers point of view from Beccles & surrounding areas.