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    level access shower

    I was visited on Tuesday by a lovely lady from the council
    She came to fill in some forms
    I was expecting this to be a long drawn out appointment,but she only wrote my name ,address and date of birth,and required a couple of signatures'.
    She didn't need to ask what benefits I receive as they have access to the dwp computer system
    I was relieved that she didn't want copies of things I probably could not find
    She says I will get a grant,and that some paperwork will arrive soon with lots of figures,but I can ignore them as in the middle if will say that my contribution is nil
    Then she will visit with a surveyor
    She reckons they will start work in around four months,and it will take two weeks to complete
    Not looking forward to that two weeks,but am very much looking forward tcimpletion

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    Good for you Deebee sounds like a bargain.

    As you know I'm looking for a wetroom too but I'm not eligible for any grants as I get a pension that pays more than £85 a week so have to self-fund.

    I've got my plans drawn out and I just have to justify finding and spending £9,000 on kit and installation.

    It would take about two weeks to install.

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    £9,000! I could buy a car with that!

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    I had a Walk-in-Shower with a wet Floor put in by my Housing Association. It is exactly the same layout as the one that Light has posted.

    I also did not have to pay anything towards the Cost and the time to fit it all in was only 5 Days. So we did not have too much disruption. I think the cost was £8,000, at least that was what I read on the forms.

    Good Luck with the renovation.
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    Reddivine - that's the trouble as I'll be needing to replace my car in 2018 too!!

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    I now have my plans,and two firms have been to quote.
    One more quote,then a final visit from the nice lady from the council,where I get to choose a colour and get a start date?

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    The question mark was a smiley face
    Damn phone

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    My housing association are dragging things out, it's now about 6 months since it all started.

    According to the very apologetic occupational therapist from the council three months after wanting my full medical records (which they'd never asked anyone else for) they've finally replied and now said they still can't give the go ahead as they have to do an asbestos survey (not that we have any!).

    At this rate I'll be very lucky if I get it sorted this year.

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    Lighttouch my wet room is almost identical - except the shower and the whb are opposite.
    You'd have more room for the shower if it was on the opposite wall as its further from your door.
    I need more space near the toilet for my large powered wheelchair.
    Also, my door opens outwards into the hallway which gives me more room.
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    Senior Member deebee's Avatar
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    Process started last June Phaedra,and was told probably a year all in.
    In my last house I had a year and a half of yes,we will,no we won't,and in the end I installed a shower myself,but I would not have been able to fund it this time round

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