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Front door ramp
Hi All, I have moved into a new property, I was in a private rented bungalow before but my landlord needed it back for a family member. So I was rehoused by housing options to do with my disability. The bungalow had 1 small step into it, which I did struggle with as there wa support rail. In the new property there is 1 step up the flat for a bit, then 2 big steps up. I dread going out. I was assessed by an OT at the bungalow and on that they have said I don't need a door ramp. I was never assessed on this property but they won't reassess me for this property as they said I don't need it. They said they only do ramps for people in wheelchairs. So once again I'm house bound. When I moved to the bungalow 2 years ago I got freedom as I had a mobility scooter I spent more time out I didn't have to rely on anyone. But now I have trouble getting out the front door. My scooter is in the yard and I can't get out that way at all. As there is 2 big steps (bigger than the front) then an even larger 1 before I get to my scooter. Then another big step to get out the back gate. My husband has to lift my shoprider (scooter which very heavy) scooter down the step a big step bring it round the front and then help me out. Which i wont ask him to do unless i really have to. I was suppose to have a stairlift fitted as the wet room was upstairs but they said house wasn't suitable. So I have a bedroom downstairs and there suppose to be putting a wet room in downstairs (been waiting since 11th June 2018) we had only cold water in downstairs toilet but today (31st July) the hot water been add downstairs. So now I can have hot sink baths instead of cold. I have Arthritis and lung disease. I was wondering if there was any other way I could get a ramp put in so I could keep my scooter in the hall so I can still have my freedom back.