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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Hooray Hooray its a Holiday !!

Back at xmas my daughter bought me some concert tickets for Runrig at Edinburgh Castle next weekend . Wonderfull, but we hadnt really thought this through very well..lol  Its just a week away and Mr BH has hit a bad spell with his walking , so I contacted the venue and found that because he hadnt got an ambulatory disabled ticket theres not a lot they can do to help . Short of popping him in a wheelbarrow ive no idea how we will get him in and out of there . Plus we are going to camp up there for a few days as well , just to let him get over the trip up and whatever we have to do to get in and out of the venue . Due to the budget problems we cant afford to hire transport for him , but he still wants to go and we have the munchkin going to his first big concert , while mum and partner are going down in the moshpit . We are staying at the cheapest campsite outside Edinburgh and travelling into town, shouldnt be a problem they have excellent cheap public transport its just the trip up and down to the venue, we are staying in a flat funded by my daughter for that night  ....what have i let myself in for . Holiday ?  more like survivalist training .
Meanwhile we had the much awaited Assessment of Needs the other day , really nice lady from occupational health , who was just appalled that Mr BH is judged to be fit for work .
But you do realise how dangerous this is ?
Of course we do .
But you can barely walk and the compression of standing is going to cause you far more damage .
Pain is an irrelevance, I am capable of all movements required , you can read my ESA report if you want . I was cured by Capita, better than Lourdes .
Anyway the gist of what was suggested , is that he needs a shower to be fitted and also some form of bannisters fitting onto the stairs , not as easy as that sounds as the walls cant support anything . Because he lives surrounded by family all his care needs are met . But there isnt a carers  allowance unless he was alone with someone and even then we would have to fight for it . I did point out what would happen if anything happened to me and she informed me he would be put into full time care .
So this has made him even more determined to go on holiday, sometimes you just cant make my life up..lol

16 comments:

  1. I wonder if you contact The Red Cross if they could lend you a wheelchair for the event. Hope it all works out and you get your well deserved treat. Catriona

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    1. good thinking ...thats one i hadnt thought about

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  2. Despite all of the problems I do hope you all enjoy your week away.
    Hugs-x-

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  3. I'm with Sheila, I hope that it all sorts itself.

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  4. I hope you manage to find a way.

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  5. If you are camping near Ingliston, get off at the Gyle shopping centre by tram, borrow free electric wheelchair, need to return it by 10pm though, but would give you a full day free.just hop back on tram with it.
    Waverly station has wheelchair use, but not electric, is very very steep up to Edinburgh castle, I know I live here, not in slightest disabled friendly, is ancient and nothing they can do about it!
    If it is Ingliston you are camping at take ear plugs as between 2 motorways and as close as you can get to airport without being on the runway!.

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    1. lol..thankyou , we live between to big RAF bases its like World War 3 every day

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  6. Hope you manage to get a good break away, you certainly deserve it.

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  7. Oh I do hope you manage to have a good time. I think borrowing a wheel chair is a good idea.

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  8. Best deal transport is family ticket for a day £7.90, unlimited travel until midnight on trams and buses. Otherwise £1.60 each per journey. You could do your own sightseeing around the city without paying £15 that posh busses charge. Free stuff whisky tasting Royal mile, all museums art galleries, botanic gardens, visit to parliament, visit to crammond island tidal causeway, allowed to build bonfires as you are on Scottish beaches, packet sausages, mini bar I or sticks n a lighter. Cammo estate again fab place for bonfire. River almond walk beautiful past lovely waterfall again can have a barbie, bonfire. Leads to Crammond island.
    If you can a must is Gilmerton cove is a hidden gem!. Is a cost though.
    Picnic princess st gardens. Walk along the Prom Portobello beach,is flat.
    Just ideas.

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    1. it never ceases to amaze us that public transport is so cheap in Scotland , some of those we have contacted have started to email us back so a plan is coming in to place.

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    2. Oh if you have any prescriptions for meds bring them here no charge. We do not charge for English prescriptions either. Get your eyes tested free with flat you are staying in address Prob not enough time to arrange a free dental check up n scale n polish free though :). Just sayin .
      There are raspberry , strawberry fields across from campsite, pick your own very cheap!. Around £1 kilo And you are allowed to munch while you pick!.

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  9. http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/5378/Lothian-Shopmobility
    Hi I hope this is not too late but my friend suggested you contact these guys who might be able to help. xx

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    1. They finally got back to us today , nothing like the last minute..lol

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  10. hoping you have an amazing break,
    All the Best
    Fast SoS

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