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…”
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Please note this leaflet 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.