Wondering if there is anyone out there who has had adaptations and who lives in the central belt in Scotland.
I have had contact with the physio attached to local council services. She has agreed a stairlift would be benificial and actioned a report. I have had one company out to measure up and just this week the physio returned to discuss it. She informed me because the stair is straight but has a turn at the top, it put the cost up. The cost quoted is £3600. She reminded me i would have to pay 20% of the cost and that it would take about 8 months before the process was complete ie. council committee approved quote and money released.
We also discussed other possibilities including moving to a bungalow. I explained trying to move in the current climate would probably be difficult and that bungalows apart from being few and far between, are beyond my means. She then suggested going on to the council list for a council bungalow.
My two thoughts are:
why have the council only had one quote done? That doesn’t make sense to me.
why would I want to move out of my own property to a council house?
I would love to know if anyone has encountered this kind of situation and what thye have done especially if they live in the central belt of Scotland.
I’m getting a bit concerned. I have serious problems getting up and down the stairs. I stagger about even with crutches and can’t manage far. I use a wheelchair for any distance and in my job.