Some encouraging news I’d like to share.
As I sit here, the workmen are buzzing around me fitting a level shower with chair and appropriate grab rails. The whole process started last July with an email to the local authority (Wealden DC) so that is just over nine months. It means four to five days of inconvenience but a lifetime of easy showers-bliss. This is the last of the facilities to be provided. Fortunately there has been no need to use the lifting cousin yet. The only time I have fallen was on my own so I was able to deploy my own lumbering undignified methods away from view.
The person who dealt with our disabled facilities grant was brilliant. With our current income, we’re on the cusp of a lot of benefits but she just looked at me and told me we were going to get it! Nice one. The whole procedure seems to have been carried out with a good deal of common sense and practicality. It just took time.
Best wishes, Steve.