I know this post is old hat, , last year when I had my electric scooter, I had techy problems getting a photo on this thread. So I will try to get me photo up.
My scooter was a lovely shiny red bodywork, with leather type Dash, speedometer, accelerator n brakes at side. The lady who took pic was for Insurance purposes, so not a gr8 pic. Boy it was a big scooter, George, just cos he was red. Female logic here.
When I went thru the faulty Med Centre Auto doors they smashed my front light, cos they closed on me going thru em making me stuck in doors.
My scooter got charged up in the patio area, had two laege baterries, front lights, rear reversing lights, mirrors, a steering wheel but was a bit squared off. Almost like a v small car, bit fast for me at 8mph, got quite fast going downhill, controlled of course. George got me to hospitals, city library cuppa with my friend, u get my drift?
The saddest thing is DWP stopped my DLA, n changed it t PIP, worst thing to happen for genuine disabled people. Its a very unfair system who sent an HCP t me she lied about all my answers in her report, reckoned I didn't need Homecare with regular Carer coming 3 x every day, I got worse so its x4 now. My Care Plan was approved by Social Serbices n Council so who the hell trained her, not much compasdion either. The mean *********. Its very strict is getting into ESA Support group, I had a lot of trouble getting that too. I even went t an Appeal Tribunal. Doc n Kudge took one look at me, Doc sez, "You should not be here." "I said,"Tell the HCP that Doc." Too rt guy. session took less than 3 mins, Judge n Doc had a chat, got me points that was it.
She just had no idea about all the pain in mymlegs n back, she reckoned I could walk 50m. Ha!!!
I can't walk 5m never mind 50m. Where did she get that from?
Not from me. Ha!!! Total crap.
Maybe some of you have elderly parents or relatives with Arthritis, its a very painful condition. I have had thos for 20 yrs, I'm not suddenly gonna get better just cos HCP sez so.
Anyway, the scooter was sadly returned to the Dealer showroom, He told me lots of other cars n scooters got returned, so its widespread. I am completely housebound no thanks to DWP. But things could be a lot worse, so must not grumble. I have my work t do at home, I did a huge pile of filing, gonna b busy shreddimg old docs. Knitting n making jewellery keeps me busy, bit of stitching too. You got to keep the brain ticking.
So in a way they did me a favour. Got more time to make stuff for me Shoppe. But PIP means Personal Imdependance, they took minee away. I used to go to College got a good educstion. At least I have some good Certs.
Being disabled does not mean end of ... life. No way. You hear of shocking news about disabled people dying of heart failure or a stroke b4 the Appeal date, Its just so distressing. Jobcentre Staff don't give 2 hoots about jobless. They force chronic sick people to get JSA, while they wait for EDA decision. Its a nightmare.
There was a true story about this on BEEB1 last year, I, Daniel Blane or Blair, dunno, he had never used a pc. They forced him t go t Library n Cafes t print of a CV. He was clueless wot a CV was.
It got so bad he sold his furniture just t get some bread.
PM n this damn Gov is SOOO out of touch with British people in England. I'd like her t swap with a homeless person ruffing on streets for a month. She would not last 5hrs.
Sorry about my rant but my scooter meant so much t me. I go for a little walk with my feame t the main Lounge, with patio door open, the Manager likes 40's music.
I got used t it now in my flat 24/7 wen its raining. Never mind things can only get better.
Anyeay, I hope u can see my photo, The scooter was a Cordoba Shoprider Class III, which was Nil taxed n insured, by DVLA, with free Breakdown cover included through Motability. They received part of my DLA Higher Mobility rate each month, the rest was for my Homecare. It was a brilliant Scheme, a gr8 sense of freedom, cruising down the long road into town wind in me hair, sun on me face, fresh air, FAB, it was like a v small Cadillac with roof down.
FAB, FAB. I loved driving every bit of 9 short years, but it had t end.
Lufe is Tuf then u die.
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Nope can't the photo thingy too techy for me. But check out FB page page for pic of George.