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    i have just received my electric wheelchair and now need ramps so as i can get outside - does anyone know what's the average waiting time for installation please

    #2
    Hello Jim. The thing about getting equipment and support is that it is very much a postcode lottery. Assuming you have an OT they should be in a position to advise on your local wait time.

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      #3
      thanks Bowler my OT is on the case with the responsible company but says they are known for their slowness so i just wanted to get a feel for how long it could possibly take

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        #4
        jim lakin A warm welcome to the forum, Jim, sorry you've had to join us.

        You could ask the OT for the loan of a portable ramp, you may get lucky - they're available to buy but are pretty pricey, maybe you'd get a grant from the MNDA. xx
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          if you are eligible for funded ramps hope you don't have to wait too long.

          I have a set for sale as we weren't eligible for support. 1700mm long plus square flat surface at top of ramp.

          Cost £1300 so any reasonable offer but must collect from Wolverhampton. heavy.
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          Carer for husband diagnosed with ALS April 2021. Hand onset. PEG fed, completely immobile, communicated with eye gaze

          Sense of humour intact throughout.

          Sadly passed away peacefully 2/9/22

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            #6
            Like you, I received my powerchair long before I was given a ramp to get it outside.
            I ended up improvising my own out of some reclaimed heavy duty marine plywood.
            WIN_20230124_10_36_08_Pro.jpg
            Not saying it's the most elegant, but I am still using it months later.
            The aluminium ramp I was eventually given travels with us so that I can get into friends' houses.
            Safety disclaimer - this is just to get up a small step in a porch, and not a safe solution for any major obstacle.
            Hi, I'm Eddie.
            Started with wobbly left ankle in Nov 2020. Diagnosed 22 Oct 2021, confirmed by 2nd opinion 4 days later.
            Full time powerchair user. Overnight NIV. PEG'ed but still eating. Voice banked but still talking.
            Still wondering what the future will bring.

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