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bomper1975
bomper1975 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I'm bomper,  I'm really looking for help or to be pointed in the right direction? Im in need of a completely new bed and mattress & I'm wondering if there is any help with a grant or loan to fund the purchase as at the moment I'm on a air mattress which ain't good especially me having a crushed lower spine and hip's and knees riddled with arthritis. Also aids around my house to help me pull myself up? I'm new to all this and seems me and my wife have not been given any information of what we are in titled to. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @bomper1975, welcome to the scope community! I'm sorry to hear the difficulties you've been having due to your spine and arthritis :(

    Can I ask if you own your home, if it's a private tenancy or council housing? This will help narrow down what can be done :)

    Regarding grants for equipment and things like the bed, I don't know of any off the top of my head but Scope does have an advice page about all kinds of grants to help those that are disabled.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    For some adaptations you could ask for an OT assessment social services will arrange that, but I doubt they could provide a bed have you looked on places like "gumtree" you might find a decent second hand bed on there

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  • dkb123
    dkb123 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 166 Pioneering
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    there are many grant-giving funds listed on the Turn to Us website and also caseworkers at the various advice centres, One thing a lot of people miss out on, is very often there are benevolent funds connected to your employment that will help and if you were in the forces they all have funds that you can apply to .but it takes awhile for the paperwork to get through the system
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,791 Pioneering
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    woodbine said:
    For some adaptations you could ask for an OT assessment social services will arrange that, but I doubt they could provide a bed have you looked on places like "gumtree" you might find a decent second hand bed on there

    I second that - you need an OT assessment - this will open the door to all sorts of help
    Such as an adjustable bed (I was given one - 6 months ago), grab rails were fitted and many other bits and pieces were supplied (all for free !)
    ps I am a home owner
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,426 Disability Gamechanger
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    @bomper1975
    Good morning and welcome to the community. The advice above is great with regards the OT assessment.

    I know all councils are different but check and see if yours has a Welfare Fund if they do and and you’re eligible you can ask for help with furniture and white goods. 

    Good luck I hope you manage to get some help.
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