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  • Boiler68
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    Hi Lynne

    Sorry - I posted on a different thread asking about your viewing..4 years after diagnosis for hubby we lived in a house with laminate flooring and he preferred it to the carpet we have now. He complains that he gets stuck now even though it isn't deep pile. We may have to look at alternative accommodation ourselves again soon as the shower here has a deep step up and down and it's becoming a logistical nightmare. I'm sure once you're in you'll make it your own. love K xx

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Deb. I think that you're right, Lynne x

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  • Deb
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    Good Luck Lynne, you have been so patient.

    I am sure you will make it feel like home soon and it is such a relief not to worry about stairs and steps.

    Love Debbie x

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Ellie, excellent advice that I'm going to share with my husband. Thanks Terry and Shrew. Lynne

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  • Lynne K
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    Hi Barry, my electric wheelchair can manage our carpet here so we're going to get a good quality plain light colour close woven carpet. Lynne

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  • Barry52
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    Hi Lynne,

    It sounds like the communication hiccup may have been to your benefit. Ellie is right about carpet v hard flooring. I have laminate flooring downstairs except for the bedroom and my walker is fine but my wheelchair doesn’t like carpet.

    Hope you are moved soon.

    Barry x

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  • shrew
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    im sure you will make it practical and cosy

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  • Terry
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    It will be good to get in and sorted, Lynne,

    Hope that you have plenty of help moving

    Love Terry

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  • Ellie
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    That's a bit disappointing Lynne but it's probably much more suitable than your current accommodation??

    I agree that carpets are cosier, but wheels move easier on hard surfaces (just to bear in mind)

    You're right about needing extra sockets and their position, especially in the bedroom (e.g. profile bed, air mattress, BiPAP need to all be plugged in overnight) and sitting room (e.g. for riser recliner chair) and some handy socket to charge a wheelchair overnight. I am sorry I know you don't need these now Lynne, just in case you may in the future.

    Good luck Lynne.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Lynne K
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    There was yet another Council mix up. We viewed the property that we were given the address to and its not a bungalow but a two bedroomed adapted ground floor flat. It's a little bigger inside than a Council bungalow would have been. They had not made the front entrance wheelchair accessible but they agreed to take out the small step and make it flat. There are very few electric sockets in the place so we'll have to decide soon if we get some more added before my husband sets to with decorating. It needs floor covering throughout and we are debating whether to do carpets or laminate. I like carpets, feel more cosy to me. We go back tomorrow morning to sign up for it then it's being paid for from Monday. We have a couple of weeks to move from where we are now as rent paid up to the 10th and we could have longer because the landlords are friends. Getting out if the new place with my walker is more difficult than where we are now because it's a downhill slope. Probably would be OK for a wheelchair once it's been cleaned up between and around the flags as grass and weeds have encroached on it. Lynne

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Shrew.

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  • shrew
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    Hope it's perfect for you Lynne

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  • Lynne K
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    I got a call today from the Council admin person who told my OT about the bungalow. She's coming out with the Council OT to assess me for this next Tuesday 3pm. Fingers crossed. Lynne

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Debbie, Lynne x

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  • Deb
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    Got fingers and toes crossed that it works out for you , Lynne .It sounds great but I can understand how you don't want to get too excited.

    Good Luck Jen and Shrew with your house adaptations. Everything seems to take forever, which makes it hard to stay one step .... so frustrating !

    Stay Safe
    Love Debbie x

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