I live with my wife in an oldish house (circa 1920 build) and neither of us wish to leave it. There are four bedrooms, so there's plenty of room for our grown up children plus their wives etc. I am 73 years of age and was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia some five years ago. It is now causing me significant mobility and balance problems.
Due to difficulties I experience on the stairs, coupled with a need to house the inevitably imminent wheelchair, we have decided to have our old garage demolished and replaced with a small extension which would house a shower, small utility room and space for mobility aids.
Please, some advice. If anyone has experience of this would that person be kind enough to reply with some advice about what I should include in the extension or what I should avoid. By the way, does this sort of work qualify for a grant of some sort?
All responses rewarded with my genuine gratitude .