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Carers UK Forum • Transport Problems - Page 3
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Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:42 pm
by poppett
Council here do fund ramps through OT assessments, but their priority is to folks in wheelchairs. Dad has a rollator walker (a seat on wheels basically) but does not meet their criteria. Council when approached about his ability to leave the house unaided in the event of a fire told me. "Those houses were built in 1962 and there has never been a fire in any of them, so it unlikely to happen".

Now in the hands of our MP.

Take care
Meg

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:29 pm
by bowlingbun
Thanks Meg,
Although mum uses a Zimmer round the house, she needs a wheelchair for appointments. Now I know what the criteria are, I can make more forceful representations on mum's behalf. Jill

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:33 pm
by charles47
Council here do fund ramps through OT assessments, but their priority is to folks in wheelchairs. Dad has a rollator walker (a seat on wheels basically) but does not meet their criteria. Council when approached about his ability to leave the house unaided in the event of a fire told me. "Those houses were built in 1962 and there has never been a fire in any of them, so it unlikely to happen".

Now in the hands of our MP.

Take care
Meg
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I was born in 1958 and according to your council the fact that I've never had a heart attack means I'm pretty much bomb proof!! Bring on the sausage sarnies and doughnuts!!!

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:22 pm
by Jane:-)
Image Image Image ~Charles, maybe we should move to Meg's! Bet that Council's insurance policies look interesting Image


Local rag idea was probably a bit extreme but sometimes the thought that you could if you wanted to is theraputic. Keep an eye on the 'for sale' pages, never know someone local might be getting rid of some ramps OR you could put a 'wanted' advert in?

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 pm
by bowlingbun
Money isn't really a problem, but I don't want to waste mum's money by getting something which isn't suitable. With the financial restrictions, Social Services are so hung up about the implications of advising something which is more expensive than the most basic item which will "do" that it's really getting in the way of proper advice about what the most suitable product is. I was dismayed when they fitted handrails to the front of mum's bungalow. It's worth £300,000+, now festooned with handrails made out of .....scaffolding poles!! Had I known that was what they were going to do I would have had some much smarter ones made. Even worse, there is a U shaped drive to the front door, so that you can drive in and round. It's a fairly busy road, so this was done in the interests of road safety years ago. It was really great....until the handrails were fitted. They stick out so much that now I have to either reverse my car into the busy road or run over the flower borders. No one gave any thought to the use of the drive.

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:31 pm
by Myrtle
Take them off and fit better ones. Just because the ss fitted them doesn't mean you have to have them, especially as they aren't really suitable.

Re: Transport Problems

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:54 pm
by Booksey
We have a local group not sure of the name but you can try out disability aids to see if there suitable before you buy might be worth checking to see if theres anything local to you