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Hi, my name is angelastockweĺl! Trying to get a stairlift and bathroom adaptation

angelastockweĺl Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Trying to get a stairlift and bathroom adaptations I need help been trying for 12 months now, they say that the house is unhygienic..? I have a cleaner come in twice a week, I have no spare money to get other help, I can't shower...feeling really alone


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,465 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angelastockwell - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community. I'm sorry for the distress this must be causing you. Have you had an assessment by an occupational therapist about your needs? if not, you can self refer to get your needs assessed. Please see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/getting-a-needs-assessment/

  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @angelastockweĺland welcome to the community, it's lovely to see you join us.

    Sorry to hear about what you are going through, it sounds really difficult and it's a shame that you haven't been able to get the adaptations you need. The link regarding needs assessments provided above is worth looking at, have youe ver had a needs assessment? 

    Regarding money, are you receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to? Sometimes financial support can slip through the crack a bit and it can be easy to not be aware of something you could claim. It might be worth filling out a benefits calculator just to ensure you are receiving all the support you may be entitled to.


    This is a very supportive and welcoming site to be a part of so I’m hopeful that you’ll find it to be a positive outlet. Feel free to have a look around and get involved wherever you’d like 😊 I have included below a few of the pages I’d recommend having a look through to get used to things:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

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