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Can u get help for mobilty scooter anywere

redstonyredstony Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi all im on pip and child benefit scored zero on esa so at tribunal thing is i have a mobility scooter that has broke down im having to get my kids to push me to school on a bike with stabalizers and freeweel home (all down hill on way back thank got got crps(nerve damage) in both feet is there any financial help for a new scooter im doing more damage to myself doing this also have copd so its killing me sny advice be great ty in advance


  • topshoestopshoes Member Posts: 442 Pioneering
    edited November 2018
    Hi @redstony A  warm welcome to you, i am so sorry to hear about your scooter , i bet it is not easy for you also , i am not sure if you can get any financial help , i am sure someone will be along to advise you  , some times people give away things on  facebook , gumtree, ebay  and there is alot of others to might be worth  you looking at  , hope this helps
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @redstony
    Speak to your GP if you need equipment at home or to help you get around. They can tell you about local sources of help or refer you to your local Social Services or NHS.

    Your local disability information and advice line may also have details of organisations in your area that hire wheelchairs and mobility scooters. It may also be worth exploring grants.

    You can read more information here
    Senior online community officer
  • redstonyredstony Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Ty for reply but getting nowere its hard to get help when im not classed as on any benefits because of been chucked of esa but ty for repying feel like giving up ive 2 kids to try and raise through all this mess
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh I am sorry to hear that, has your GP refused to help?
    It’s worth checking our grants search for organisations that may fund wheelchairs. Each organisation has its own rules about:
    • what they fund
    • the size of individual grants
    • eligibility (including means testing)
    • the assessment and supply process 
    Some will let you tell them what you need and get it yourself. Others will ask you to go to a specific supplier for an assessment.
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  • redstonyredstony Member Posts: 7 Listener
    edited November 2018
    My g p is an ******* said nothing up with me for 6 months said its in my head turns out ive crps (nerve damage both feet)asked for referal
  • redstonyredstony Member Posts: 7 Listener
    To mental health i had to scream n shout to get one
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear this @redstony, that must have been really frustrating.

    Have you considered seeing a different GP and getting a second opinion? Sometimes somebody looking at your circumstances with fresh eyes can make a really big difference!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Try looking on gumtree or facebook for your area. Both of these very often see people selling cheap 2nd hand mobility scooters. Unfortunately a GP won't be able to help you get a mobility scooter.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • siobhan1siobhan1 Member Posts: 77 Pioneering
    Do you have any local groups where you can post to ask someone to look at your mobility scooter? Also can you ask adult services or red cross to help you with a manual wheelchair in the time being? I don't know your circumstances or how your health condition affects you but would using a wheelchair up and down the hill be safer and more comfortable for you until you have a working scooter again? 
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