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I'm struggling, is there anything I can do for support?

TheStrevTheStrev Posts: 1Member Listener
Thanking for allowing me to join the group . I’ve been struggling for a while , I’m 68 and am struggling with knowing what’s out there .Financially and Supportive. My problem is mobility ,I can’t even walk up stairs to my flat with my heart feeling I’ve run a marathon. I’m struggling with Bathing and keeping myself clean . My weight has increased due to my disabilities but being inactive is not helping with my weight. My  wife works as she is younger than myself but she now needs to reduce her hours at work to assist me with my daily living. Which is embarrassing for me , Sometimes life gets me down as I feel old,Fat and useless.


  • elleseumelleseum Posts: 4Member Listener
    Hello @TheStrev - imI new today too. I can identify with a lot of your feelings & issues with mobility. I've got to the point where I feel I have to take responsibility for myself & get proactive. Get the support & help I need. I think once you have people who are there to turn to & advise you it helps to start re-building our own confidence & begin to turn our lives around for a healthier & happier old age!
    I hope you do as much as you can to find support, feel happier & be virtually jigging up those stairs in a year or two!
    Kind regards - Rae B

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,808Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @TheStrev welcome to the community! 

    Sorry to hear how you are feeling. We do have a wide range of information which may be of use to you.
    I will tag our lovely Occupational Therapist @Jean_OT who can suggest ways and equipment to help your bathing needs.

    Hope this helps, let us know ir you need any further help :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,365Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @TheStrev   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Who guide, advise and help new members who join.

    My friend @Ami2301 has given you lot of advice and support.  Which I hope you will find useful and very informative.

    All I can say have you contacted your local AGE UK branch.


    Helpline 0800 055 6112.

    I am sure there will be interested in helping and supporting you.  

    We are here to listen be supportive.  Please ask if we can help with anything.

    Please take care.

  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,732Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @TheStrev
    I cant say any more than @Ami2301 has posted! :)
    Senior online community officer
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