Leo, a Lotteries Grant Scooter Recipient
Here is Leo's story outlining the support he was given by ILS when he received a Lottery Grant for mobility funding.
Leo applied for a standard mobility grant from the Lottery for Disability Committee and was successful. Upon being assessed for his needs when choosing an appropriate mobility device it was decided that a scooter was not going to be the best option for him but instead a power-chair.
ILS scoured NZ and after several unsuccessful options were tried, a machine that was perfect for him was identified. The problem however, was it was significantly more than he had been funded for.
ILS, the assessor consulted with Lottery and recommended the funding be increased for Leo as this was the best (and only) option for him. The Lottery committee agreed and ILS were able to deliver the power-chair to Leo and spend some time with him to ensure that it was set up correctly and that he was comfortable and safe before leaving him to get on with enjoying his new found mobility.