I am 57 years old and was diagnosed with PD 6 years ago, and Atrial Fibrillation this year. My father also has PD and he is in a care home with dementia unable to walk. I have two children 8 & 9 years old. A small terraced house and a full time job. With a modest salary.
In June I managed to break my heel bone which was incredibly painful and disabling. One of the main problems I had arose from the issue that we have no downstairs toilet, bathroom or shower. So every time I needed to use the bathroom I had to struggle up the stairs. This is something I will face more and more in the future as my PD gets worse.
Does anyone know of any grants that would be available to assist me in converting the cupboard under the stairs into a toilet and/or shower room (there might not be enough room for this)? Even relief from VAT would help. Should I try my local authority? Anyone else? Despite my diagnosis, I am still reasonably active. I am just looking to future proof my house while I am still able to make a worthwhile contribution.
Any information or pointers would be appreciated.