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Welfare Rights / Re: Adapted kitchen
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 06 Jan 2019 04:20PM »
Hi Gus,

Sorry about you fail I hope that the pain decreases soon. We also got a number of adaptions like a wet room done a few years ago. I dont know if you remember back in 2017 when Mr Sunshine broke his leg but we had an OT assessment back then too. The OT's attitude was awful and it took a lot to persuade her to even help and then she could not even get a quote for changing the height of a piece of worktop. We ended up feeling worse for asking for help than when we struggled on.

The OT's conclusion was we should move to a bungalow, something that is impossible given we still have a huge mortgage and even if that was paid off the house is not worth what a bungalow costs.
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Welfare Rights / Re: Adapted kitchen
« Last post by gus on 06 Jan 2019 12:03PM »
What is an OT please? (I assume NOT an expert on benefits or disability.)

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants

OT is short for "occupational therapist"
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Welfare Rights / Re: Adapted kitchen
« Last post by lankou on 06 Jan 2019 11:42AM »
What is an OT please? (I assume NOT an expert on benefits or disability.)

https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants
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Welfare Rights / Adapted kitchen
« Last post by gus on 06 Jan 2019 11:32AM »
Hi all hope you all had a nice xmas and new year. I had a fall a week before xmax landed straight down on my rear end my legs just gave way. The pain is still quite bad right in the area of the coccyx hopefully just bruised.

I am wondering if anyone can clarify if information I was given by my OT is correct. Over several years I have had some adaptations and aids fitted a wet room with multiple grab rails, stair lift and Clos-o-Mat toilet. I asked my OT if I could have some adaptions to my kitchen she said "you are not a full time wheelchair user so no you cannot have any adaptions". Is this correct? she is not the best OT and made lots of mistakes when dealing with the stair lift and Clos-o-Mat.
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Welfare Rights / Re: Over the savings limit
« Last post by Big Muff on 05 Jan 2019 07:46PM »
Fiz

the DWP will not even notice imo as to do so they would to see your bank accounts and they don't anymore except in exceptional circumstances plus even when "deprivation of capital" was looked into they were looking for the disposal of large sums of money with no reasonable explanation .

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Welfare Rights / Re: Blue Badge Reminders?
« Last post by Big Muff on 05 Jan 2019 07:29PM »
many years ago in the days of Orange badges I used to park in the same spot in a car park mon-fri for work as I started reasonably early. One day I had just got out of the car and a parking warden (PW) said
PW " oh i'm glad I've caught you"
Me "why?"
PW "your badge needs renewing"
Me ( checks badge in a tax disc wallet on windscreen) "how can you tell it bleched out "
PW "because its round"
Me "so?"
PW "they have been square for 5 years and they only last 3"
Me " ah i'll get it renewed"
PW " good lad"

somehow don't think it would happen today
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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 05 Jan 2019 04:54PM »
mouse
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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by auntieCtheM on 04 Jan 2019 06:42PM »
little
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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by Monic1511 on 04 Jan 2019 04:32PM »
Trifle
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on 04 Jan 2019 02:05PM »
Hello SashaQ

I've been wandering around town +I've heard a few rumours that you have been moon Lighting as a chef in the sea port Negritos as well as story telling so I am very PROUD of how you are making a positive contribution in promoting integration  + harmony
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