Hi, I usually visit my mum and dad on a Sunday, my husband and children go too and we stay for tea, that’s all great, but it is not very easy to get into their house. We park in the driveway which is great, then there are four steps with a hand rail at one side so just about do-able, then a longish path, with only the wall of the house to hold on to so do-able, then there are 3 stairs, the first one is higher than a normal step, then there is one normal step, then one thin step, not wide enough for a whole foot to stand on, then the ridge bit where the front door is but nothing other than the house wall to hold on to so difficult, and if getting in is difficult, doing the ridge of the front door and the thin step not wide enough for a whole foot when I come out is downright dangerous. Factor in a bit of rain and wind and I really struggle, I worry before I go and when there I worry about getting out again.
My question is, you know these portable wheelchair ramps do you think I could put one of those over the first lot of steps , then move it to the second lot of steps and go in in the wheelchair. My husband would sort the ramp and I would be in the wheelchair. Do the ramps work , is it quick and easy to set up and then move and set up again on the second lot of steps?
There is another way in round the back, which has three stairs, then an even longer path, then two stairs, and nothing anywhere to hold on to so might be able to ramp this more easily.
Anyway, sorr to go on wit long winded explanations of paths and steps but do you think one of those ramps would work.