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Is there any funding available?

NormHoweNormHowe Member Posts: 3 Listener
I’m a home care for my partner who is over weight and has lost 1 leg to diabetes and her good leg has an ulcerated heal so has her heal dressings changed regularly by the district nurse. 
I do most things for her and we have just moved to a bungalow. It’s been an expensive time. She really need a new riser recliner chair to get her up from the chair. But can’t afford one is there anywhere I could get funding for one as you can’t get them on the NHS? 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @NormHowe    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise members.

    Please have a look at the turn2us website can get grants.

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk

    Hope that helps.

    Understand you could also look on line websites eBay or any of those at your own discretion.

    Please if I can help with anything further please get in touch.

    Please take care.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,123 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @NormHowe and welcome to the community! It might be worth a try speaking to an occupational therapist :)
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  • NormHoweNormHowe Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I have spoken to Occupstional Therapist and although they are very helpful they wont supply a riser recliner chair. I have checked out ebay and got a couple from there but the trouble with 2nd hand you don’t know how long they will last. Also with eBay it collecting them. We finally got a bungalow after being on the waiting list for 3 years and only having a limited space for a chair.  Now where in a new place we really wanted a new chair but it’s affording it with all we had to pay out to move. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @NormHowe - Welcome to this community. I don't know price-wise how this site compares, but one asset is that you can get a riser recliner chair without having to pay VAT. I have used them personally, but for much lower priced things. They do, however, have small versions of these chairs, so worth having a look perhaps. See: https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/chairs-and-seating/petite-riser-recliner-chairs/ They come with free delivery.

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @NormHowe    Please have you looked at AMAZON website.

    Lots of high rise recliners on the website various prices and ranges.

    Also they deliver.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk

    You sign up to PRIME account £7.99 a month and it worth it, buy  bargains, much more.

    I hope that helps you.

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team
    Brilliant to have you with us @NormHowe. Hopefully the advice provided is useful, but please let us know if we can help you further. :smile:
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  • NormHoweNormHowe Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I found a suitable chair on Amazon as my Mrs is a big lady and needs a chair with a wide width the only trouble is this means that they are expensive and they want payment straight away. But when you don’t have the money what am I supposed to do? She needs the chair now as the chair she is in is too small and causes her pain and discomfort as she only has one leg after diabetes took the other. All she can do is sit around a lot so needs a comfy chair. The turn2us website is useful but it only comes up with only 3 charities that might be able to help. But only one that would be able to help but even this you would have to apply and they only consider applications annually. 
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