Veterans who struggle with mobility due to age, illness, or injury can get support from several organisations.
Typically, you may receive financial assistance to purchase mobility aids such as a wheelchair, and home adaptations such as a stair lift. You should contact your local council to find out what assistance is available in your area.
Who can help?
Blesma offer financial and emotional support to limbless veterans, helping them remain as independent and mobile as possible. The organisation offer expert advice about prosthetics, and can provide grants to assist with mobility. For more information see:
Poppyscotland can provide a one-off grant for household equipment and home adaptations, depending on your circumstances. To see if they can help you with access around your home, get in touch at:
SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity
SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, supports veterans through financial assistance for a variety of needs. They can help with costs for mobility and many household goods. To see what assistance they can provide, contact SSAFA at: