I’ve been very fortunate to receive PA hours starting off 14 years ago after I came out of rehab. I’m a T5 complete paraplegic and receive 21 hours a week. It’s not a lot of hours but I would have ended up in a psychiatric unit without this support. PA support is sanity for me. To be able to get out and shop, and go anywhere is fantastic. Especially as I live on my own. I’m lucky enough to be content, without much social activities. I’m happy staying home in the evenings. However, now for the first time I went on the train to Dublin and the treatment on the train was fantastic. Here in Roscommon there’s no facilities of getting a public bus. It was fantastic to be in Dublin and then be able to a public bus.
I find the paths and roads around Roscommon very dangerous. I go into spasm and if there’s any slight push or uneven path I can fall out of my chair.
I’d be lost without my PA support, it’s sanity for me.
Does that seem fair to you?