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Cannot bend down to reach power sockets - can I have them higher?
I suffered a heart attack two years and thankfully I'm 85% better, however, apart from being a diabetic, I am on quite a lot of medication, I cannot bend and have swollen feet. I was moved by the Council because my accommodation at time was 3 flights of stairs (no lift). However I'm gratefully moved into a grd floor flat with a wet room installed early this year etc. The electricians came to add more sockets in the flat as I had to use extensions everywhere (health and safety). As the sockets are above the skirting board I cannot bend to get to them, and have to wait in the past if I have any visitors to help me out. I asked if I could have to sockets higher for various and obvious reasons and was told that to do this, they would have to re-wire the whole building which is a 3 floor building. It's useless trying to contact my council to discuss because they never seem to give you to correct answer or their staff talking down to you as if you haven't a brain. Is this the law, or is there a way that I can have the sockets higher, even if it's only the new ones instead of going back to using extension leads? It's really frustrating. Your advice would be most welcomed and appreciated. Kind regards