'It's transformed my life' - Rodney's story
Rodney Tighe had been struggling to use his bath and walk up and down the stairs of his Daventry home up as a result of suffering osteoarthritis in his spine.
The 59-year-old, who lives with his wife of almost 30 years, Pat, even had to be careful when leaving the house due to a large step outside his porch.
But he says his life has been transformed thanks to Care & Repair, who helped him secure a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) to pay for a new wet room with level-access shower, a stairlift and a level access ramp outside the property.
He said: “A friend recommended Care & Repair to me so I gave them a call. The process was so easy – my caseworker Amy explained everything to me at every step and helped me apply for the grant.
“The contractors who came out were great - the man who put in the stair lift in particular. It’s a curved staircase and there’s not much room on the landing but he found a way around it and nothing was too much trouble for him.
“I would never have been able to afford to do the work myself so Care & Repair helped me a great deal. They’ve totally changed my life – everything is so much easier for me now.”
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