Tell your councillors to make aids and adaptations a local priority
Aids and adaptations in the home - such as grab rails, electric tin openers, and lever taps - can help people with arthritis maintain their independence, but our research has uncovered that people with arthritis often don't receive the support they are entitled to. We found out that many people don't know that aids and adaptations exist, let alone that they could be funded by their local authority.
Your local councillors can help. They can check whether their local authority is properly providing and promoting access to aids and adaptations, and can influence change if this isn't happening. When councillors pass a motion it places a commitment on the council to take action. In this case, it will secure the opportunity to improve the provision of aids and adaptations in the home, empowering people with arthritis to lead better and more independent lives.
Please send our model motion and our 'Adapted Homes, Empowered Lives' policy report to your local councillors by completing the form below. You'll then be shown a template letter which you can send as it is or edit with your own experience and views.
Please note that, due to differences in social care guidelines across the UK, only people in England should complete this action.