Katie is 8 years old and has a neurological disorder, learning disability and Cerebral Palsy. She lives at home with her parents and older brother and is unable to communicate verbally. Both she and her brother are severely disabled and need round the clock care from their parents for their needs. Both are also wheelchair users and have to be carried up and down the stairs, which proves very difficult on a day to day basis.
The family needed to have access to a downstairs bedroom and bathroom to be able to continue providing care for Katie and her brother at home. Despite Disabled Facilities Grant Funding and a mortgage extension, the family were still short of £5,000 which they simply didn’t have.
Independence at Home made a contribution of £500 towards the ground level adaptation and together with funding from other charities, the house adaptations were completed. Katie and her brother can now receive the care they need in a much safer and comfortable setting. This also helps their parents to better manage their everyday needs.