Hello everyone, I am writing this on behalf of my stepdad who has recently been diagnoised with MS, me and my mum look after him but we feel neglected alot by NHS as everything is so slow, his still not on any treatment, and everyday his getting worse for example, he fell over the other day and hit his head hard, his unsteady and we have stairs in our home… we have bought some things like handles for shower, cructhes but his really struggleing and most days he feels so weak and also his memory has been effected so he repeats himself alot now, its upsetting to watch all this but we havnt had no advice on disability equipment… or who to call.
My mum has filled in the big form to tell the social my stepdad is now disabled but that can take weeks im guessing? we have not heard back yet so he is not classed as disabled yet.
I need a diasbled car badge for my car because i drive him around but do we have to wait until his classed as disabled before i apply for this badge? or can i apply now?
also we need things like stair lifts, wheelchair, more things around the home to support him but do we have to pay for this or is there someone we can contact who comes and looks at our home to see if they can put these things in? or does he have to be classed as disabled?
Everyday is getting worse and we have nothing to support him, we feel ao alone and confused right now with it all, Can anyone give advice please? While we are waiting for treatment we need to support him by applying for these things in the meantime.
Thank you all x