Today has been a grey, rainy day which was a shame as the recent sunny days have been rather pleasant.
This afternoon I had an appointment with Annelies, my advisor from the Council’s Disability unit and Percy, Arjan from Welzorg.
To discuss my problems with the joystick on my wheelchair, this requires quite a lot of effort for me to use it.
There is another joystick which requires less effort than the one I have right now which is too much work for me.
Sadly the wheelchair will have to be taken to their workshop near the German border, two hours from here
The wheelchair will be gone for several days, which was not good news as the idea of not being able to sit for days is not acceptable.
I hope they can do it quicker, say collect it one day and return it to me the next day, but not four days without being able to sit.
Welzorg recently lost their monopoly to supply mobility aids via local councils, in Amsterdam they no longer will supply aids to the Rehabilitation Clinic and other places, which has meant they have had to close their local workshop in Haarlem.
Shame for them, for the loss of many of their lucrative contracts, may be thanks to way they treated their vulnerable customers.