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    Council Tax concessions - Presently I live on...

    Council Tax concessions -
    Presently I live on my own and get 10 per cent discount due to my wheelchair.
    - I also get 25 per cent discount being a single person.
    - if a non-related person moved in...
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    I think you've hit the jackpot ...

    I think you've hit the jackpot

    https://www.1stchoicemobility.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=840

    All you need is a portable ramp to get it in and out of the house.
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    I much prefer to ask for an assisted shop. I ...

    I much prefer to ask for an assisted shop. I went to a garden centre and a DIY store and both places offer an assisted shop and till them up and bring to your motor. The downside is the shopping...
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    I have a light grey metallic Ford. The only...

    I have a light grey metallic Ford. The only thing that gets dirty are the alloy wheels! Don't get black as that soon looks dirty in my opinion.
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    Hi Raspberry Ripple, good to see you back in the...

    Hi Raspberry Ripple, good to see you back in the Forum.

    I went from DLA to PIP nearly a year ago. I had a positive experience and ended up on enhanced care. And they don't wish to see me again as...
  6. Thread: Adaptations

    by Lighttouch
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    Check this out...

    Check this out
    https://www.autochair.co.uk/information/grants-funding
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    Well, the weather in Manchester has turned a bit...

    Well, the weather in Manchester has turned a bit damp today. However , yesterday I had some assistance to pot a number of flowers to dress up the patio area. It's now more inviting to sit outside...
  8. Thread: pip result

    by Lighttouch
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    The report is written up by the assessor the same...

    The report is written up by the assessor the same day as the assessment. They may have some direct links to the DWP where the report is either safely emailed or faxed to the DWP.

    The report will...
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    When I applied to rejoin the Motability scheme I...

    When I applied to rejoin the Motability scheme I was asked to visit a new assessment centre in Manchester. The aim was to find out what type of adaptations I would need.

    I was driving one of...
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    The NHS are very wasteful of resources. I new...

    The NHS are very wasteful of resources.

    I new Health and Well being centre opened three months ago but no health practice has moved in due to high rents.

    The developer's fine print on the...
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    My Ford Galaxy Auto Diesel came with the new...

    My Ford Galaxy Auto Diesel came with the new Eco-Blue diesel engine that requires a special AdBlu specific to the make and model.

    It doesn't need to go on ramps as the hole sits alongside the...
  12. When I took delivery of the Ford Galaxy Auto...

    When I took delivery of the Ford Galaxy Auto diesel nearly 6 months ago it was still a Titanium model but not the same as the demonstration car I'd tried out 4 months earlier. The model they...
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    There used to be two independent assessment...

    There used to be two independent assessment companies. One was ATOS and the other Capita. One company preferred people to attend a centre. You must be being assessed by Capita who carry out home...
  14. While I was in reception I tried to use there...

    While I was in reception I tried to use there accessible toilets.

    They were very poor. The loo door had expanded so it wouldn‘t shut. The door latch was wrong - it should be a lever action.
    There...
  15. Ford Galaxy Diesel - AdBlue Additive - what's that!!

    I've had my Motability Lease Hire Ford Galaxy for 6 months now and I love everything about this car.

    However, that can't be said about the Ford Sevicing Department.

    The dashboard has been...
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    The idea of a dropped kerb is that the pavement...

    The idea of a dropped kerb is that the pavement gradually slopes down to the road. The lowered tactile paving slab would only be about 10mm above the road.

    It sounds like you've either dropped off...
  17. Thread: inheritance

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    Shared ownership is a good idea. You could buy 25...

    Shared ownership is a good idea. You could buy 25 / 50 or 75% share of the property and pay rent on what percentage is left.

    If you got a 2 bed flat you would also need to factor in a service...
  18. Being a live-in landlord for usually one lodger...

    Being a live-in landlord for usually one lodger at a time I'll tell you my one bad experience.

    A well presented and spoken guy wanted digs. He said he worked at a call-centre at the Royal Bank of...
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    Having been an indefinite awarded DA person who...

    Having been an indefinite awarded DA person who had to wait years before being invited to apply for PIP.

    I'd say, considering his neurological condition is deteriorating just apply for PIP.

    I...
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    If you are redesigning your kitchen you can get...

    If you are redesigning your kitchen you can get kitchen worktops that are designed to be raised or lowered.

    Check out Howdens https://www.howdens.com/kitchens/inclusive-kitchens

    The units come...
  21. Trafford CCG paying £51,000 a week for an empty building!

    Talk about a waste of resources and incompetent management.

    We had a very old hospital knocked down locally and in it's place developers rushed through and built a new Health and Wellbeing Centre....
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    The form I filled out requested the number...

    The form I filled out requested the number plate, car make, model and colour.

    I'm now curious. Do they send you a contactless card or a fob unit to open the barrier.
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    Great! I'm glad that my experience will give ou a...

    Great! I'm glad that my experience will give ou a trouble free passage through the Toll road. When I was travelling on it there was no traffic in front or behind! It's like going back in time - it's...
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    M6 Toll - fine!

    Good news! I've been let off paying an £18 fine for not paying when using the M6 Toll

    I decided not to pay and emailed a letter of mitigating circumstances. It's worth writing in - you've nothing...
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    It's not all about the cheapest - it's about...

    It's not all about the cheapest - it's about comfort weight and features

    Motabilities offering is better value in my opinion

    Careco wheelchair . . . £65/£70
    - it hasn’t been crash tested- no...
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