Lisa’s Story

In her late fifties, Lisa has Parkinson’s disease and Bi-Polar Affective Disorder. Her Parkinson’s is advanced and so she needs help with all personal care at home. Lisa needs a wheelchair when outdoors and struggles to move around at home without help. She often gets stuck in one place when she walks short distances and has to be pulled forward.

Her Support Worker contacted us and explained that Lisa spends most of her day in a chair which is uncomfortable and very bad for her posture and that without assistance, she can’t sit and stand.

We made a grant of £400 towards a riser recliner chair, which will help Lisa to move from sitting to standing with greater comfort, safety and independence.