Moving House with a Disability – What You Need to Know

If you are planning to move house and you or another family member have a disability, there are some additional things you need to consider.

Before the Move

It is important to allow enough time for packing all your belongings. Before you start this, you may want to sort through them and dispose of anything you no longer need.

Ensure that your healthcare providers are aware of the move. If any adaptations are needed in your new home, arrange for these to be carried out before you move in wherever possible.

You may be eligible for financial assistance with the move. Contact your local authority to find out if you could get a Disabled Facilities Grant to assist with such issues as the installation of ramps or the widening of doorways. This would be subject to means testing except in the case of under nineteens and the property would need to be assessed by an occupational therapist.

Planning ahead will make moving day run much more smoothly, so create a checklist of all the things you need to do on the day. This can include anything for which you might need extra assistance.

Moving Day

As an established family business, Gallagher’s Removals are there to help you every step of the way, helping to ensure that everything goes according to the plan you have made. Make the most of the help on offer by letting your removers pack and unpack for you.

Keep a box of essential items with you. This could include medication, aids such as adapted cutlery and your phone. Remember the kettle and everything you need to make a hot drink in your new home.

If you have medical equipment that has to be transported in the removal van, ensure that we are aware that you will need it installed in the appropriate place for your arrival. This way, we can make sure that your move is smooth and trouble free.