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Can't afford to buy things that will make life easier
Can't afford to buy things that will make life easier

I'm old fashioned (well, at 82, I suppose I am just old to some people but I don't feel it). I am registered disabled because I can only walk short distances but in many other respects I am enjoying a lively existance.

Occasionally I need some help, such as when I slipped getting out of the bath a few months ago and injured myself which led to difficulty just getting out of bed so I just slept in a recliner chair for a while.



On advice from my daughter, I 'test-drove' a mobility scooter. At first I was nervous but soon got the hang of it and it was great! I am hoping to move house soon and would benefit from using a scooter to take me to the supermarket but the cost of buying one is prohibitive if you have no savings and a fixed income.

Recently, I received extra benefits in my pension and this meant that I could afford to rent a scooter. I live in Hertfordshire and found a company in north London that would rent me a scooter for under £100 deposit and under £15 a week which includes everything, whatever might go wrong, including accident repairs and a rescue service if the scooter breaks down and I can't get home. Luckily, I haven't had to use them yet!

They also have rising beds and rising bath seats, which are even cheaper to rent, if I feel I might need to avoid another accident (but I'm not planning on it, I am much more careful now).

They are called Mobility Rentals. I'm not very talented on a computer but my daughter is and she is doing this for me.
 
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