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Hi, my name is Emma_Henry! Advice needed for disabled mum

Emma_Henry Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi there, I am new here and hoping to find out how to get some help for my Mum. She's had a terrible few years, and currently has severely restricted mobility on top of bladder cancer, depression, hypertension and severe breathlessness. She has osteoarthritis in both knees and is awaiting knee replacements, most recently it's got so bad that she struggles to walk to the bathroom and can no longer cook fresh meals as she's unable to stand up for any length of time. It's severely restricting her quality of life and she's currently sinking into a depression. I am doing everything I can to support her, but I'm no expert at understanding what other help might be available and thought this forum would be a good place to start. So far, we have: 
  • Obtained a Blue Badge for when I drive her to appointments etc.
  • Requested an occupational therapist visit from our local authority (I believe this is how we can potentially access a disabled facilities grant as we need to replace her bathroom as she can no longer climb into the over-the-bath shower, also potentially a wheelchair)
  • Registered her as Disabled with our local authority
  • Tomorrow we're seeing the doctor to appeal for her knee replacement operation to be expedited
We're in the process of completing the monster 30-page Attendance Allowance forms too. 

Grateful for any pearls of wisdom you can share around our situation.

Many thanks, 




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