Gaining Independence with a Disability

While it can be difficult to have a sense of independence with a disability, however, it is not impossible by any means. Having an air of self-sufficiency can be hugely beneficial as to how you view your own disability, so it is essential to have such a notion and put it into practice. Luckily, there is a method to working towards independence so that you do not have to rely on others quite as much:

What You Will Need

The first battle to overcome with gaining independence with a disability is to understand what you will need in order to be self-sufficient. Ask yourself exactly what you will need around in your daily life to do this? This can range from what you need in your home to even how you will travel around every day. Disabled Living Foundation contain a fantastic tool that can help aid you making a list of what exactly it is you will need, choosing equipment that suits your preferences.

How You Will Adapt

Once you can identify exactly what it is you will need in order to become more independent, it is then key to see what alternatives are available to you to do just that. Luckily, there are social-care services that offer support in this that can help provide you the crucial facilities around you home that you will need to do things on your own. This can include installing accessories for home improvement or arranging alternative ways of travelling such as Allied Mobility.

The Benefits

Allowing yourself a sense of independence, particularly with a disability has remarkable benefits. Not only will it mean that you are able to do things on your own, but it will mean that you will hopefully change your perspective on your disability for the better. It also means that you can therefore not have to rely solely on others when it comes to basic daily needs, and not feel as isolated to doing the very minimum yourself.

Usually, this is calculated by applying for a special needs case through social services. Once a case has been made clear however, you should also be able to reap the financial benefits independent living; which is something you are entitled to by law. Direct Payment Schemes can be arranged through social services themselves, and in conclusion; you should be able to have more control on what exactly it is you receive.

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About Ferland Manuel

Dr, Manuel Ferland is health care specialist,