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Falling

robinhood8
robinhood8 Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
Hello everybody what is it that when people get older they have cerebral palsy they tend to fall ring losing their balance

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @robinhood8
    All people as they age are prone to falls. For people like us, with Cerebral Palsy it is more common because of the problems with balance that are already there. Are you experiencing falls more regularly?
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • robinhood8
    robinhood8 Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    Well I'm 53 year young lady and I work as support worker for many years but lately I've been losing my balance my ✋weak I'm off sick at the moment with damage ligament I am receiving the the standard daily living allowance and now I have to go through all again due my mobility I would be grateful any advice much appreciated thank you

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @robinhood8
    Have you spoken to your G.P. about the falls? Are you needing benefits advice?

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • robinhood8
    robinhood8 Member Posts: 122 Pioneering
    Not yet..I'm going sick pay for now but waiting be asssasse by Greenwich Council OT I just want some advice on what to write down on my .pip form 
    Thanks Richard
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,176 Scope online community team
    Hi @robinhood8
    I'm not a specialist in PIP or benefits but I can give you a link to our PIP/DLA discussions and the benefits advisor
    We also have a helpline that you can call on 0808-800-3333.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Stagecoach
    Stagecoach Member Posts: 13 Connected
    I am 47 , I have had issues with falling over quite a lot and then I have to physically crawl over to something sturdy to get myself upright again as I cannot do it otherwise .
    I was at Disney last month and fell over down about 3 steps in the show ,3 x people had to get me back up on my feet .

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