So, you are basically going to have a vehicle mode Phil... And one that is powered by a clean energy source with no innate emissions... Give me some time and some superglue and we can probably make you some Mini-con ports so that you can power it up into Super Mode.
Bottom line is we should get some money. How much TBC, subject to their calculations.
Just putting level access on the rear of the house won't get me in a wheelchair out the door. The door would need to be moved which would mean the sink would need to be moved and the rear kitchen window come out. Only spotted this tinsy flaw in the plan in the middle of the meeting this morning!
We're going to get the Occupational Therapist, who wrote the proposal, back out to reassess in the light of this.
They want us to contribute 13k to what is assessed at a 20k job. Hmmmm.
Now obvious the job's going to get reassessed which will raise the cost so 13k off 30k would look a lot better.
We'll set the reassessment in motion but at the same time we're going to ask the stair lift companies to come in and quote again, see how much someone will quote us for sloping the front and contact the wheelchair people again as that might have to be bought. But conservatively that's just 8K (front, chair, stair lift) which is cheaper than 13k
The council put in a quote for the min work to meet my needs which was level access front & back and a through the floor lift. This work was valued at 20k and the grants man has said we'd need to put 13k towards that.
The grants system will allow you to put a grant towards a larger alternate work which will meet the need. We got plans for an extension drawn up, bedroom & bathroom on ground floor, level access at front & back. That was quoted for at £50-60K which we can't afford.
They had some concerns about their previously proposed solution for a through the floor lift, more so when they saw the upstairs layout.
So we're going to reinvestigate the possibility of a stair lift - we looked at it years ago but ran into some problem involving the angle of the stairs, width of the stairs and length of my legs. We'll also look at ramping the front and possibly widening some doors.
All that will need to come out of our pockets but will be cheaper than the contribution we'd need to make towards the through the floor lift.