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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 16 Jan 2020 09:15PM »
Just as long as you're not proposing or anything  >yikes<  ;-)
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on 16 Jan 2020 06:00PM »
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

As we have proved DIGNITY is the glue to hold the conman interests together of all people you are female + I am male so that is a beginning we can use this to start bring -ing the sex's of Canada together in harmony + HAPPYNESS
Disability Q and A / Re: Wheelchairs
« Last post by ally on 14 Jan 2020 07:39PM »
My wheelchair was free from the social services.  To date, over the years, Iíve had three.  The one I use at the moment is a dash.  Itís light weight, and, easy to fold.  However, itís not self propelling, as we would be unable to get it into the boot of the car.  I also have a mobility scooter, which means I have more independence when shopping in malls etc. Thereís always mobility scooters for sale second hand if you shop around, you could get one quite cheaply. 

The only problem I have with mobility scooters is getting up and down kerbs.  Where I live, thereís not many drop kerbs.  Also, due to the lack of car park spaces, we have inconsiderate neighbours who either park on the pavements, or, half on the the kerb/pavements and road.  Therefore, Iím unable to go out in the mobility scooter independently near by. If we do go out, and, Iím in the wheelchair, my husband often has to push me on the road, due to the above,  Therefore, Iíd consider asking the social services to assess you for a wheelchair, and, try using one first before parting with your money.  You should be fitted for one, which the social services will do for free, to make sure the wheelchair is comfortable, and, suitable for your needs.

Disability Q and A / Re: Sunflower Lanyard
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 14 Jan 2020 01:33PM »
As an aside on emergency details...

Not instead of putting them on a Sunflower Card, but as well...

I carry my disabled bus pass, usually clipped to my waistband but sometimes in a pocket, and on the reverse (visible on the back of the holder I've got it in) is a card with key details including NHS number and GP name and phone number.

On one occasion a couple of years ago when I was in hospital being checked out for concussion, I found as I left that they'd found my card and put it on the counter next to my chart. 

So if you have something that would be quickly spotted by someone helping when you can't communicate or can only communicate in a limited fashion, it's worth also putting the details there.

Which brings me full-circle to the Sunflower Lanyards because for those that feel comfortable wearing them, even without additional info on them, my guess is that they'd also be useful if you have an accident to warn emergency personnel that you have at least one hidden disability.
Welfare Rights / Re: They've got me at last...
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 14 Jan 2020 10:00AM »

Tah it is good to have a 'review' from someone with CP because I was still assuming I would not be able to sleep on an airbed. Last time we had to stay in a motel and now I am thinking a airbed at Mum's bungalow might be okay.


Nice one  >thumbsup<
Disability Q and A / Re: Wheelchairs
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 14 Jan 2020 09:38AM »
How long is it before your holiday and do you have a budget to spend? I ask because if there is enough time I think you should get in touch with your local Wheelchair Service there is more information on this link If they do wheelchair vouchers you are allowed to have the amount the wheelchair they would buy for you costs to go towards the cost of a new wheelchair. Back in around 2010 I got £865 towards a chair that I bought from Bromakin that cost £1400. Back then I was more able to drive and needed a light weight chair that came apart easily so I got one of these which I still use with the Powertrike.

When I lived up north I was allocated a folding chair in the late 1990s and it was okay but difficult to move once folded and there was no way I could safely get it into the car. Also the foot rests were at a different angle to those of rigid chairs so the 'footprint' of the wheelchair was longer. I find solid tyres too bumpy and jarring on on ordinary footpaths and the physical feedback increases my spasms and pain so I have airfilled tyres. You could get those and put the anti punture goo in them.

If you are going to be somewhere that will have a lot of walking so for you a lot of being pushed about you might want to look into renting an electric wheelchair. 
Disability Q and A / Re: Wheelchairs
« Last post by Frances on 13 Jan 2020 10:42AM »
Ryan and I both have wheelchairs provided by the NHS, We keep them in the shed as we don't need them everyday. When I came out of Hossy a couple of years ago , I used it more but not in the house,
It wouldn't fit through the hall so I would have to move if I ever need it indoors !!! >crying<
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