Friday, January 22, 2010
Brilliant news last night, suddenly not long after Mort @ Caring and Sharing had talked to his local Member of Parliament.
He suddenly got a phone call from Social Services and he now has an appointment next week to be assessed for a new care plan.
And not before time too seeing as he first applied to be assessed last year in September.
Glad that finally something is happening, hope that the result is better help for Mort's mum and for Mort himself.
Brilliant work by Mort getting straight on to his MP and as so often is the case the current MP has a direct line of communication into Social Services.
Which they used and the result is an appointment next week for an assessment of their needs.
Hope you give it to them straight show them how hard it is for you to cope Mort.
Don't do what I did at my first assessment where I was trying to cope and did so well she did not give me the correct classification for being re-housed.
Nor did she give me the type of wheelchair that I needed, she recommended a collapsible wheelchair and the RCA said no it must be a solid frame, as I am in it all day.
Luckily I was referred to the Rehabilitation Clinic (RCA) in November 2006 and they spotted the mistakes right away.
They advised me about the wheelchair and they got my housing reclassified, mind you we still had to wait another 6 months for our new place.
Waited a year for our new apartment, where I could come and go without being carried up and down the two flights of steps as I had been for 9 months.
Shame that the Housing and Social Services can not act quicker, if we had got a new place in the summer of 2006, I could have had some independence , as it was by the time we had moved I could no longer go out no my own.
Good to remember to never underplay anything with people assessing you, show them warts and all and remember it is just business for them so guess we have to treat it the same way.
Hopefully that way we will get the care, support and the aids and appliances we need.