I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. As a result of my condition I have, bilateral lower limb weakness, poor balance, leg tremors, fatigue and bladder spasms. I am a wheelchair user and due to the severity of my condition and complex needs, I require carers for all aspects of my personal care.
I lived in a one bedroom flat which was not wheelchair accessible and had limited space. I was restricted to a small living room where I sat from morning until night. I required an electric wheelchair, but was advised by an Occupational Therapist that my property could not be adapted and the wheelchair would not fit due to the cramped space I was living in.
I expressed my concerns to the Local Authority and my Social Worker but no immediate action was taken.