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mariasharman I had a stroke 3 years a go i had things fitted in my home but then I got cancer last

I've asked my coucil to take my sink out they will not do it I keep  hurting meself

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mariasharman, thanks for sharing this with us. I'm sorry to hear this-  would you like to tell us a bit more about your situation so we can try and advise?
  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    Hi @mariasharman

    are we talking about a sink in a toilet area, r a kitchen, or a room in which you receive medical/personal care? If so, the likely explanation for why they council won't remove it is because it is deemed necessary for hygiene reason.

    How are you hurting yourself on the sink? Perhaps if you got an Occupational Therapist (OT) to look at the cause of the injuries they could be dealt with in another way without having to remove the sink or maybe the sink could be replaced or re-positioned in such a way as to reduce the risk?

    Best wishes
    Jean  

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

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

  • mariasharmanmariasharman Member Posts: 4 Listener
    They said sink as to be in toilet or get someone to take it me out it's same as my outside they coming this month to it but I'll wait it's all getting on top of me now
  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 528 Pioneering
    Sorry to hear things are getting on top of you @mariasharman. If your mood is lower than normal you may find it helpful to talk to your GP.

    If I have understood correctly the sink has to remain because it is in the toilet area and so required for hygiene reason? and you have already arranged for someone to come out to assist you about this later in the month?

    I don't know how you are hurting yourself on the sink but if it is because you are falling you might need to seek support from your local falls prevention team.

    Best Wishes
    Jean


    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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