I am physically disabled and have numerous medical conditions. I was attacked and mugged in 2009, which left me disabled and unable to every work again. I sustained a traumatic brain injury which has left me with an unusual gait. I fall often and have memory issues, poor concentration.Tremors,confusion mood swings. I drop things often. Along with numerous other issues as a result of the traumatic brain injury.
I also have Arthritis. Asthma. COPD. Diverticular Disease. I am in pain constantly and finding daily tasks difficult. Although I have to take lots of different strong medications each day I am still in considerable pain. These medications also have side effects which limit my abilities further.
In September 2019 my relationship of twenty years ended. My ex partner was my carer. He assisted me with my personal care along with other daily tasks. He was always “ getting round to” installing the shower cabin we have.
my bathroom is not safe and I am unable to use the shower as it was damaged by inexperienced persons trying to install it. I have extreme difficulty getting into the bath. It is painful and dangerous for me to bath alone, due to falls. I do not have anyone to assist me.
My bath is not secured to the wall I have recently found out. The seals are coming away from the bath allowing water to seep through. Water has been dripping into my kitchen due to unsafe conditions in my bathroom.
The entire situation is a nightmare with my bathroom. I need a shower with a seat in order to maintain my hygiene. Which admittedly I have been struggling with!. I have urgent repair works that need doing to prevent potential structural damage. My bath and the plastics on the walls need replacing and the flooring needs to be replaced or repaired.
Prior to my attack I was a residential care worker with children and young people in care. I loved my job and I worked hard. I spent my life caring for others and to now have to be cared for it is extremely difficult for me to cope with. I have no means to pay for all the necessary works required and I am extremely embarrassed having to ask for help.
I know that there are those in a more desperate situation than I am. I am grateful for everything that I do have. However I honestly do not know where else to turn!. So I am requesting the kindness of strangers to try and assist me.
Thank you for taking the time to read this