Please click on the link ??. This is just a smidge of what we get involved in. Welcome to October everyone, yes Autumn is here an what a year we have endured. I am going to highlight what we have been up to recently, as well as fundraising although we haven’t been able to do a lot of that due to restrictions etc we continue to make a difference to others impacted by Stroke. Within the last month we have helped a few stroke survivors who have been struggling with their mental health and had convinced themselves that they were going to be sectioned but fingers crossed they are now receiving the right help and support they need. On top of that we have appealed a couple of blue badge applications that have been refused based upon telephone voice assessments, yes that right you read that correctly, they were assessed by a medical professional over the telephone and not via video or zoom ???? I have to also mention DWP Pip applications too, its a nightmare and the system is so so wrong and so many people need educating on the impact a stroke has on someone and their family, its life changing; physically, mentally, financially, emotionally. Driving assessments we are here to pick up the pieces after a stroke survivor has been refused or have their driving licence re-instated after their stroke and dont even get me started on the link above ??. Yes that is a genuine response from a local authority to a fellow Stroke survivor who has been effectively trapped in their home because the lift they installed under a disability facilities grant is not fit for purpose, you will see I have changed their name to protect the stroke survivor and the local authority but hopefully it give you an idea of what we get involved in but it is safe to say that initial on the letter they get the stroke survivors address incorrect and then its a case of “Well yeah we have done what we can and my elder brothers cousin twice removed have said that we have complied with the issue as best we can and anything else you highlight won’t get a response but will be filled accordingly”. Under trash no doubt or CBA thats cant be arsed to you and me. Sorry NO not on our watch……..
Yes the funds we raise go towards things like these……so that is why we love doing what we do, #WeCareBecauseWeHaveBeenThere