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Medical need cases

Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 746 Pioneering
How on earth do you prove a medical need case for a piece of equipment, to the necessary proof of a Council? 

Every bit of evidence we provide is completely rubbished or misinterpreted by people whose main motivation is saving money.


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there @Siwheels73

    Thanks for posting this, sorry to hear that this is an issue for you at the moment. 

    Have you tried a supporting letter from a GP or other medical professional?
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  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 746 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope we have had 2 letters written by a Consultant who has repeatedly treated my wife AND I but they are STILL sticking with negative responses. It's like playing a game where you are given no rules that you are supposed to play by.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
    What is it you are asking for? And what have the council actually said? 
  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 746 Pioneering
    @MarkM88, we are looking to replace a shower with an adapted bath with a hoist. The Council are not willing to even look at a Disability Facilities Grant or any discretionary form of funding. This leaves us having to find £8,800 from charitable and crowd funding. We have currently raised 2,540.
  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 746 Pioneering
    Hi @Teddybear12, the Council fitted the Wetroom when our flat, was a common room for a small flat based sheltered housing area. It had a large Wetroom fitted help help the elderly residents. We inherited it when we moved in. The Council are refusing purely on money grounds.
  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 746 Pioneering
    edited May 2022
    Over the past few hours, I have been rereading the information that our local Council sent us this morning about the above situation. My wife and I found a massive inaccuracy in the Council's argument. I have just asked for a review of the decision not to fund at all.


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