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Irene and Frank

An elderly man and woman sit on garden furniture, drinking tea.

OneFamily customers Irene and Frank won a £500 Personal Grant to turn their garden into a wheelchair friendly and safe outdoor space.

Frank, aged 74, lost his right leg in a serious car accident over 40 years ago but in recent years he’s been having complications with this left leg. In light of Frank’s mobility issues, the couple decided to move out of their family home and move into a specially adapted property.

Unfortunately for Frank, the garden in its current state is impossible to manoeuvre in a wheelchair and dangerous to negotiate on his crutches. Irene decided to take action and applied for a Personal Grant so she could have new paving, lawn and wheelchair ramps installed.

“The project should be fully completed by March and Frank’s already looking forward to spending summer outside in our new garden. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a rain-free summer!”

Irene, OneFamily customer

Once the garden is complete the couple will be able to make the most of their new house and look forward to spending more time with their family outdoors.