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    Stairlift advice needed

    Hi ,
    it seems that will need to get a stairlift soon for my husband to be able to get up to bed and bath. We have had the house up for sale as we know that a bungalow would be best, but this strategy doesn't appear to be working. So advice needed on stairlifts and we are also in Grade 2 listed property, has anyone dealt with a similiar situation?

    #2
    justme I'm sorry, I don't know about the Grade II regulations - I guess your Local Authority will advise - but what about renting a stair lift whilst waiting for the house to sell, if you get permission to install one.
    ​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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      #3
      I assume you mean a chair lift that follows the stairs. I have one but as we have a 90 degree turn it had to be made to measure. Straight lifts are a lot cheaper. Nevertheless either are expensive and their secondhand value is low. I would suggest trying to source a secondhand one or renting.

      They seem easy to fit in so much as they, or rather mine, is just screwed into the stairs and can easily be removed when not required. That being so I do not think any planning permission would be needed.

      If you are thinking of a floor to ceiling proper lift they start at around an eye watering £15,000 and permission will be needed in a listed building.

      Hope this helps.

      Richard

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        #4
        many thanks both, the information is great. I have looked at past posts about chair lifts (got the correct word, now such a learning process) and think that renting might be the best option as the disease takes so many unexpected and sometimes fast turns. Thanks again

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          #5
          They are usually called stairlifts or stair lifts, so if you use those as search terms, you'll find plenty of threads on the topic.

          Good luck x
          ​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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            #6
            We got ours free contact social services

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              #7
              Trying to move house is such a stressful lottery, isn't it? Hope you get something to help meanwhile x
              Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset.

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