Just venting my spleen - again!
ive got a builder coming today to quote for work at the front door to improve accessibility and safety for me.
in April last year my GP referred me to the community OT team who arrived late July and promised me help. I’ve had four visits and been provided with a bed handle which I didn’t ask for and didn’t think I needed, but all contributions gratefully received!
My last visit was early December when they measured the step and vestibule for the third time, I’m pretty sure the measurements hadn’t changed, and was promised a portable step which wouldn’t solve the problem, but might help a bit, and at least it’s cheap.
The work required is means tested, and with out actually knowing what my income is, or savings (I don’t have any savings) they decided I’m too wealthy.
Can’t even begin to guess how much it is going to be, but if I can’t get it done, I’m going to be housebound, so ive got to find the means somehow.
All this when I read in the papers of large families living in specially extended houses and in receipt of tens of thousands of pounds in benefits each year, which I, in the form of income tax I am contributing to.
ive explored every avenue of getting assistance with the work, but as I’m not in receipt of any means tested benefit I’m not entitled to any help. I even approached my MP who, whilst he was very nice was, to use a phrase my husband is fond of, “as useless as tits on a bull!”
I could go on and on and on and on, but you get the message. Grrrr