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Ramps

MIKE100MIKE100 Member Posts: 8 Listener
can anybody out there please advise what the best ramp is to get from my front gate down onto the footpath as I have just got a mobility scooter but at the moment it is in my back garden has I cannot get out of front gate, I have CP and have contacted local OT about having a ramp fitted but at the moment there is not a case worker available so I thought rather than letting my scooter go to waste I would see about a ramp as a temporary measure in the mean time so I can at least get out

any advice would be appreciated

MIKE100

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  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    edited June 2017

    Hi Mike100

    That's an interesting question but one that it isn't possible to give a simple answer too without more information as there are so many potential variables. For example how many steps does the ramp need to cover (height/width),  will the ramp be fixed or will it need to be moved when it isn't in use (reasons for removing would include to avoid it being a hazard on the public path or getting stolen). If you need to move it the weight that you or the person moving it can manage is an issue, as is storage potentially. There is also a wide price range.

    Getting a OT assessment is the best course of action but if you can't weight I will try to give you some pointers if I can. A photo of the area that needs ramping and the width/weight of the scooter would also be very useful. You can post here or email me at [email protected] (please mark your email for my attention)

    Best Wishes

    Jean Merrilees

       

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

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