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Let BBC Radio 4 know about your experiences with stair lifts

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Ross_Alumni
Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
edited August 2021 in Research and opportunities

Hi all


We have been contacted by BBC Radio 4, who want to know your experiences of stair lifts and if you have ever had any challenges with them.

Following some contact from a listener, the radio station wants to gather the thoughts and experiences of disabled people in the hope that they can highlight the issues faced by stair lift users. 

You only have until Friday to send us your comments, so not too long at all.

BBC R4 want to know:

  • Has anyone had issues with their stair lift?
  • Has anyone been stranded upstairs for a number of days as a result of stair lift issues?
  • How did they cope?
  • How much did it cost to resolve?

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    I got stuck upstairs last week, triggered my PTSD horribly. Thankfully someone came out the same day we contacted them.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Ami2301

    I'm sorry to hear that Ami, but I'm glad that you were able to get somebody out quickly to help.


    How are you now?
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Apprehensive every time I use it now. It triggered my PTSD as it reminded me of being bedbound in ICU, albeit I could be transferred onto my commode to go to the toilet (now, not back when I was in ICU), there was nothing else I could do apart from being stuck in bed. 

    I've been having flashbacks every day since last Monday and have found some days difficult to deal with.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2021
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    I'm sorry to hear that @Ami2301, it sounds very hard. Is your husband supporting you through this challenging spell?

    If there's anything we can do, please let us know, our inbox is always open at community@scope.org.uk.
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks Ross, when it's flashbacks, I just have to wait until they stop, I've found nothing that helps.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Okay @Ami2301, I see. 

    Well take care, and perhaps speak with your GP if things persist :) 
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