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First floor flat - new to disabitlity

sallygsallyg Member Posts: 1 Listener
I am becoming a prisoner in my own home/
I can hardly climb the stairs to my flat now, I live above a shop. I have put it on the market but this is clearly going to take months, I cant get in the bath now for a shower . i'm so depressed i dont know what else I can do  also I need a wheelchair as I cant walk or hardly stand . Any advice please?


  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2017
    Sorry to hear of you problems, @sallyg.  

    I suggest that you phone the Scope Helpline for advice - 0808 800 3333.  9am-5pm weekdays.  Also Age UK have a helpline.

    Are you receiving DLA or PIP?

    Are you taking any painkillers?  

    Have you had a diagnosis for your mobility problems?

    You could ask your GP to refer you for physiotherapy.

    There are disability aids available.  Do you walk with a stick.? Have you got a bath/shower stool?

  • AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
    Hi @SallyG,

    How are you? Were you able to get in touch with the helpline?

    Hope that you've found some good info and that things are improving.
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