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  1. Thanks Druid, I very much appreciate your...

    Thanks Druid, I very much appreciate your comments - it certainly throws a new light on the subject.

    I must admit, the last thing I want to do is end up in that situation, but I'm currently paying...
  2. The only way out of it is to get into social...

    The only way out of it is to get into social housing - something I've been trying to do for a few years. I more than qualify due to my disability, but they keep finding new excuses . . .
  3. I think it's the same everywhere - I have to pay...

    I think it's the same everywhere - I have to pay £150.00 per month out of my PIP to top up the rent.
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    When I had back pay due about five years ago, it...

    When I had back pay due about five years ago, it took them over three months to pay me. :mad:

    Mind you the few thousand I eventually got settled a few debts and enabled me to fix the car.
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    I bought all three of mine from Ebay; the first...

    I bought all three of mine from Ebay; the first (£2,000.00) is an older model without a gyro - great at low speed, but took months to get used to in order to be able to ride safely over 4mph. I...
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    MWD chairs are hopeless - it's far too easy to...

    MWD chairs are hopeless - it's far too easy to get 'hung' when crossing terrain with holes or dips. They have only one positive point and that's the smaller turning circle - in every other respect...
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    Welcome back. :) I tend not to post a lot, but...

    Welcome back. :)

    I tend not to post a lot, but I do read the forum several times a week.
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    A LOT more could be done IMO. The trouble is...

    A LOT more could be done IMO. The trouble is that most electric wheelchairs are designed by people who put profit first and they have no idea about the users' needs.

    I could write a book about...
  9. Thread: disabled parking

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    Just do what the majority of people do to us...

    Just do what the majority of people do to us wheelchair users; pretend they're not there and totally 'blank' them.

    Eventually, you will both develop a 'hard skin' toward such people.
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    Thank you - that's made my day. I really thought...

    Thank you - that's made my day. I really thought I would be losing it. :)
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    Sorry to hear about this Flyte - I'm in a similar...

    Sorry to hear about this Flyte - I'm in a similar situation, but a few years younger. The system makes you more ill with all the worry about it doesn't it? :mad:

    @Nukecad - With the loss of ESA,...
  12. 1. Pick up grabber 2. Similar -...

    1. Pick up grabber
    2. Similar - magnetic/telescopic
    3. Jar/bottle grippers
    4. Kettle tipper
    5. Two-handled mug
    6. Two-handled saucepan
    7. Long shoe horn
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    In my experience, anything that smells like...

    In my experience, anything that smells like bulls**t invariably IS bulls**t. I don't believe a word of it. :rolleyes:
  14. I have this problem regularly. It seems no one...

    I have this problem regularly. It seems no one can see the HUGE yellow and red striped sign covering the whole of the back of my car (ambulance style). Other disabled people seem to be the worst...
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    I opened one with Nationwide too - I just applied...

    I opened one with Nationwide too - I just applied online. It's not a basic account either it's their top Flex Account.
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    It depends on the airline - some will, some...

    It depends on the airline - some will, some won't.

    Further guidance here: https://www.caa.co.uk/Passengers/Before-you-fly/Making-a-booking/Travel-documentation/
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    Yes it can. A motorhome is classed as M1 which...

    Yes it can. A motorhome is classed as M1 which is the same as a car 'in effect'.

    Obviously, you can only have it on the one vehicle though. ;)
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    It is a real PITA and stupidly difficult. You...

    It is a real PITA and stupidly difficult.

    You will need to contact the DWP and request a 'proof of entitlement' for your PIP.

    You then take that to the Post Office with your V5(C).

    It can...
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    That is really great news. :cool:

    That is really great news. :cool:
  20. Thread: Powerchair advice

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    They all lasted fine thanks and the only reason I...

    They all lasted fine thanks and the only reason I sold them on was because a better one came along. I've made a small profit on them all and a whopping £1,000.00 profit on one.

    Batteries can be...
  21. Thread: Powerchair advice

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    Forget buying new - you'll spend £5,000.00 to...

    Forget buying new - you'll spend £5,000.00 to 8,000.00 to find that a week later it's only worth £1000.00 or less.

    Over the last four years, I've bought five mobility scooters and four powerchairs...
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    It's not about how much you eat, but the...

    It's not about how much you eat, but the combination of foods and how they 'work' with each other.

    Counting calories, 'cutting down' or 'cutting out' is a waste of time IME, but both Slimming...
  23. Thread: Powerchair advice

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    My advice would be: 1. Avoid anything made by...

    My advice would be:

    1. Avoid anything made by Pride - they are junk.
    2. Don't bother with a hoist - get a car with a ramp. One with a winch to help load it would be best otherwise you have to...
  24. Take your pic:...

    Take your pic: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=sony+dictaphone&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xsony+tape+dictaphone.TRS0&_nkw=sony+tape+dictaphone&_sacat=0

    As...
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    Nicely put - a good explanation. :cool:

    Nicely put - a good explanation. :cool:
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