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    Your mum and dad would find that they ould apply...

    Your mum and dad would find that they ould apply for Sheltered Housing in their area. This would be ground floor living with support if needed.
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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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    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...
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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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    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...
  7. 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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    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...
  9. 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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    Well we both went but didn't get to see each...

    Well we both went but didn't get to see each other as it was spread over several halls and there were thousands there!

    I drove there and back - no big problem. I bumped into an old friend of...
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    I was thinking of going the night before and...

    I was thinking of going the night before and staying over to visit early Wed and leave after lunch Wed as I need to be in Manchester City Centre first thing Thursday.

    Decisions, decisions
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    'Pending' - well I've had weeks of wheelchair...

    'Pending' - well I've had weeks of wheelchair dancing lessons to spin you across that Maple sprung dance floor - don't tell me it's all going to waste. I was even going to bring mt black bowtie!...
  13. My main problems are due to one hand not working....

    My main problems are due to one hand not working.

    So things I find useful

    - Cutlery - a combined ome handed knife/fork

    - a one handed gadget that acts a bottle opener/lifts ring pull lids...
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    One of those electric versions is way beyond my...

    One of those electric versions is way beyond my means. But I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor there!
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    Yes I've got free admission tickets so might...

    Yes I've got free admission tickets so might drive down. I could also go by train which is more relaxing. If I a do go it'll be on a Wednesday so I'll look out for you both.
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    If I shop at Sainsbury's it's far easier to ask...

    If I shop at Sainsbury's it's far easier to ask for an assisted shop.

    That means a dedicated staff member pushes the trolly and gets the food you choose. They will till it up, pack your bags and...
  17. Gas and Electric bills. Quotes by phone and online

    I've been with EON for a few years now.

    I've got smart meters so I don't need to crouch down to read the meter - it's done automatically via wifi.

    Last year I fixed payments and bought dual...
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    Your local council will have a minor adaptations...

    Your local council will have a minor adaptations team. This covers things up to £1000.

    Ask for an assessment. They can supply you with free stuff to aid your walking.
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    Trying to get better interest rates.

    I don't know about you but I have some ISA savings that I just left in a bank on really low interest rates so inflation is eating away it's value.

    So yesterday I digitally transferred some to a...
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    I had heard about the film but never got to see...

    I had heard about the film but never got to see it first time around.

    You can now catch it on the BBC iPlayer.

    Very gritty, down to earth film about the Benefit System and it‘s failings. If...
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    Happy New Year to you

    Well 2018 will be drawing to a close and we will be welcoming in a new year.

    May I be the first to wish you the best in heath and happiness for the New Year.

    Lighttouch ;)
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    Yes I only get PIP so qualified for the £10...

    Yes I only get PIP so qualified for the £10 Xmas bonus - I think that has been spent several times over! I guess it's the thought that counts!
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    Remember that the Local Authority should supply...

    Remember that the Local Authority should supply free of charge - minor adaptations costing no more than £1000 each.

    You may also apply for a 10% reduction in Council Tax if she is a wheelchair...
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    Welcome back Reddivine. All well flying with...

    Welcome back Reddivine.

    All well flying with wheelchair - hiccup free I hope.

    Holding a pre-Xmas party here tonight. Having Chilli Con Carni tonight.
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    Manchester United Sack Manager

    Well being a Manchester City supporter I find it amazing that United held onto their poor performing manager this long.

    Man United have had a poor start to the season.

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