Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Getting around

NSM Community member Posts: 14 Listener

The effects of my CP are getting worse. My diagnosis was recently changed from spastic diplegia to quadriplegia.  I think I need to move up from one walking stick to something more supportive when I am out and about (not that I do get out that much). I've been on a waiting this for a while to see someone about things that might relieve my symptoms, but I could really do with something now as there are journeys I need to make I can't put off much longer.  I need some help while I am waiting. I am thinking about what I can get off the shelf quite quickly. So my questions

Have you used rollators or other aids?
Did you just move straight from stick to wheelchair?
How did you source these things?
Are there cool/chic looking ones available?
How did you find taking them on trains/planes/lifting the things by yourself into a car?



  • InformationSupportWorker
    InformationSupportWorker Community member Posts: 15 Connected

    I am an Information and Advice Worker at Scope, if you would like to have a chat about getting around and age and cerebral palsy, please let me know.
    I look forward to hearing from you

    Best wishes  Vicky
  • Jane_Alumni
    Jane_Alumni Community member Posts: 10 Listener


    Have you asked your GP to maybe refer you to an occupational therapist for an assessment of your mobility needs? I realise though that this will still maybe take a while to get an appointment.

    There is a category on the community headed "Ask an occupational therapist" so you could also post your question on there.

    In the meantime you could contact the Disabled Living Foundation  who are one of the main organisations for advice on aids and equipment they have a helpline  0300 999 0004 and also information on their website under the "Living made Easy" section about mobility aids.

    best wishes


  • NSM
    NSM Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thanks both having talked to the helpline, I am going to have a look around
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.