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NEW MEMBER HELP SWAPPING CRUTCHES FOR WALKER FRAME

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ChrisValz
ChrisValz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
dear group
although my hidden disabilities are challenging home assessments 2017 now pressures to alone ,being forced to attend long distance 2019 Physical assessments fills me with dread—
today I was introduced to groups by very helpful informed lady at Leeds scope phone line. I’m isolated mostly and although loneliness is national or worsening my depression anxiety illness it’s what I say is a human being mind issue. Today I’m desperately seeking any urgent links as per my title. My worsening feet ? pains 
need any second hand or for exchange disability aid walker adjustable frame please any one nearby [removed by moderator] LONDON I can arrange to meet collect exchange new crutches with please let me know.
kindest regards
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Hello @ChrisValz. I'm really sorry to read about how much pain you're in.
    Have you had a look at Disabled Gear for second-hand aids?
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Community member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi, have you not had any input by an OT....Occupational Therapist?. These are the people who would assess and get you the right equipment for free.
  • ChrisValz
    ChrisValz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi dear the obvious local support missing for last 18months so No my local OT been unhelpful right equipment in locality due to missing staff 
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you talked to a private OT @ChrisValz or not?

    They should be able to do a evaluation of your needs and make recommendations too. This is a online virtual directory of occupational therapists who work across all areas of Britain. 

    https://rcotss-ip.org.uk/find

    It is a good source of information. You can use the search box to narrow down the results. 

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,177 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ChrisValz Your GP should be able to get you an appointment at the nearest physiotherapy department as you can borrow aids such as walking frames from the NHS. A physio would be able to quickly assess what might be the most suitable for you; correct height, etc.

    I've borrowed elbow crutches for nearly 20 years. My old ones were swapped for brand new ones when I fractured my hip 3 years ago; I'm hoping not to repeat that process!

    Anyway, I'd ask your GP & this way it won't cost you anything.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ChrisValz, I hope the advice above has been beneficial. How are you doing at the moment?
    Scope

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