The Waiting Game
*Update* As you may (or may not) know, I am in need of a new powered wheelchair since my ageing Quantum 600 is rapidly falling to pieces (slight problem!) and no longer meets my needs.
The very long process of acquiring a new wheelchair began several months ago. I previously wrote two blog posts outlining my situation, requirements and the plan of action:
I received a NHS voucher from wheelchair services at a value of £1700. I’ll be honest, I was amazed to receive this much from them as I was expecting no more than a few hundred quid (if that), based on previous experiences.
£1700 is a lot of money for which I am grateful, but it’s only a fraction towards the cost of the Sunrise YOU-Q Luca wheelchair I now need. Even with basic seating, I have been quoted in excess of £7,000.
I applied to the Joseph Patrick Trust for a grant to help out – this could be (here’s hoping!) as much as £2,500. They are holding a review panel on 1st August and I will be notified of their decision within the next ten days.
So this is currently the stage I’m at in this looooong, slooooow process. There’s nothing more I can do until the JPT have held their review in August. The waiting continues…
You never know, I might get my new chair in time for Christmas! (Don’t mention Christmas. Yes, I know, I know – sorry folks).