• Claire Cook

#37 | Results from 6th March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.


Have you received funding to adapt your home for accessibility?

Graph of results to the question "Do you spend on yourself?" 39% say that they do occasionally, whilst 35% say they only do so when necessary.

Reassuringly, almost a third of us do not require any adaptations to our homes. Which hopefully means a third of us have a home set-up that is working for us.


A further 30% of us have made adaptations to our homes, with 19.2% of these being funded.


A not insignificant 15.4% were unaware that funding was available. And unfortunately 7.7% of us have had funding declined.


The ability of our homes to meet ours and our cared-for's needs, can have a big impact on our quality of life. From the ability to get in and out of the house, the opportunity to access all rooms in the house, and in some instances the opportunity to access personal care safely with dignity.


If the person you care for, or indeed yourself, would benefit from accessibility adjustments to your property, you can request a Care Needs Assessment. The Money Advice Service has a helpful guide.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/funding-to-adapt-your-home-for-accessibility



And remember - it's probably worth getting some experts in!




Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.