Funding of care from the Local authorities
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Having a chronic condition may sometimes require of special care that we might not always have the means to pay. If you need this to be financed, the first place you should look for funding is with your local authorities.
They can pay for some of the support or all, depending on your needs and eligibility criteria on your ability to pay.
The services that your local authority Must provide free of charge if you are assessed as needing them are:
· Community equipment: this are items specifically designed to make daily life easier.
· Minor adaptations to your home: they should account for less than £1,000.
· Reablement: to help people adapt to a recent illness or disability by learning or relearning the skills to independent daily living.
You want to know more? We invite you to read the whole info here:Your guide to care and support
Do you have any experiences with this? Please share and help others to know better their rights J
Basically this is a means tested support where virtually all home owners are excluded. Living in a council house gave us access to the disablement adaption grant which was very useful. But as with anything the council does it is overpriced so a thousand pounds will not go far. EBAY has many disabled aids at very low prices which a local craftsman or relative could easily fit. So 64% of the people who own their own home may be out of luck and others will fail the means test but still struggle may find EBAY option useful!
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I used the local Authority to bring my home up to Morris standards they relaid my outside patio and put in a rail to access my home put a handrail inside my home so I could climb the steps a poll and grabrails so I could use the bath and my toilet had a contraption surrounding so I could use it alone on these matters my Local Authority did well and im grateful (Calderdale Council)
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Our home is a half and half - I mean that we have done some of the things and the local authority have done others. We live in a housing association flat, but put our own walk in bath and raised toilet in. The Occupational Therapy team provided me with a perching stool, a grabber, grab rails at our back door and in the bathroom, raisers on bed, sofa and chairs, a transfer aid for the car seat, a leg lifter and long handled shoe horn. We have since added a bath step as I have some difficulty even getting into the walk in bath :), easy grip cutlery, electric can opener, water boiler to save lifting kettles, dressing and washing aids and quite a bit more,
As someone else said, there are some really good bargains on E-bay.
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