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Hiya,

 

Anyone had any luck with ATW and getting assistance with transport funding
lately? I haven't tried ATW for transport assistance such as taxis for
years.

 

Just realised that ATW may assist with a lady who had surgery for detached
retina (likely caused by diabetes) and whose vision may not reach the DVLA
legal standards for driving. Apparently they successfully repaired it and
then inserted silicone oil which acts as a splint! Unfortunately this causes
blurred vision but is removed after 6-12 months and her vision should be
good. However, the field of vision in her 'good' eye has been affected by
extensive laser surgery due to diabetic retinopathy - alas, her specialist
didn't tell her that she might not be able to drive. She is devastated and
waiting for a DVLA centre eyetest.........! 

 

She is 62 yrs old, lives in a village, commutes into London and her journey
would be multiple bus, trains and take 2.5 hours each way by public
transport.........

 

I await some good news from you all!

 

Cheers,

Catherine


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