Disability Aids, Adaptations & Services


This letter provides supporting evidence for the provision of disability aids such as wheelchairs, home adaptations and appliances for people with M.E. It can also be used to help obtain aid from social care services.


“This letter provides some background information on the classification, severity and prognosis/permanency of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) in relation to an application for a disability aid, including a wheelchair, or an adaption in the home, or help from social services…

“The fact that a significant proportion of people with ME/CFS become moderately or severely affected, and consequently require various forms of practical assistance, which may include an indoor and/or outdoor wheelchair, is recognised by the Department of Work and Pensions in, for instance, their Work Capability Assessment Handbook.

“Research studies that have examined functional status and quality of life measures in ME/CFS confirm that the scale of impairment across a range of physical and mental activities can be just as great or greater than is seen in many other long term medical conditions, including cancer…”

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.


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