Moving tips for people with disability

Posted on 22 March, 2016 in Moving Home

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Moving can be a stressful challenge in anyone's life. However, this challenge is amplified for people with disability. The moving process poses a unique set of obstacles for those who have disabilities. By planning ahead and understanding what services are available, this process can be considerably less stressful for people with disability.

We've put together a list of helpful moving tips for people with disability. The goal is to help make your moving process a simple and smooth transition. Feel the need to use the tips to assist with the moving or making the decision and understanding any assistance you need for a move.

TIP: PLAN & ADDRESS YOUR ACCESSIBILITY CONCERNS AHEAD OF TIME

Whether you’ve bought a new house or you’re moving to a new apartment, checking accessibility ahead of time is an essential step. You need to make sure your new place will be able to accommodate your needs comfortably. This include but not limited to aspects such as: ease of opening doors, your hallway widths, accessible/ hassle free bathroom/ensuite accessibility and comforts to Australian Standards, ramps and railing accesses and countertop heights.

TIP: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISABILITY BENEFITS & SERVICES

While moving is certainly a challenging process, you have a variety of assistance options to help make your move easier and more affordable. Financial assistance is often available for any person with disability. Additionally, you can check all your government (local council, state government or state departments and even national with the Department of Human Services - Centrelink) and even community resources and organisations to see what's available and to determine whether or not you qualify.

TIP: DETERMINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS NEAR YOUR HOME

Another important step you should take is to locate the nearest health care and emergency providers near your area. These include: doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and related resources.

You’ll also want to develop a plan should you need to access these resources. Ensure you have a list of contacts, emergency numbers, neighbours and any care providers. The more you have ahead of time, the better prepared you'll be when you need any of these services.

TIP: HIRE A FULL-SERVICE REMOVAL COMPANY

A full-service furniture removal company is a wise choice for anyone who prefers the help of experienced professionals. You want to make sure that whatever company you choose has experience assisting people with disability. Additionally, verify if they can help you pack and unpack your belongings. Check both the rates and the timeframe to make sure they coordinate with your own scheduling demands.

Top End Removals provides streamlined services for moving house for people with disability. Their experienced team knows how to give you the help you need to make this stressful process much simpler for you. And you can expect quality service at an affordable rate for all types of removal and transport services you may need.

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