Tyler's SOS
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3 Years running
Tyler's four & cannot crawl, walk or talk, he has no official diagnosis–its called Global Development Delay, his future is uncertain. He's completely dependent on his parents for dressing-nappy changing-bathing-feeding etc. They live in small mid ...

Tylers four & cannot crawl, walk or talk, he has no official diagnosis–its called Global Development Delay, his future is uncertain. Hes completely dependent on his parents for dressing-nappy changing-bathing-feeding etc. They live in small mid terraced house. Tylers carried up steep stairs-doesn't sleep well so falls asleep downstairs-usually in the early hours. His bedroom is small-he has a hospital bed & they can only just squeeze in-The bathroom is too small so its difficult to bath Tyler-Getting into the house is challenging with a buggy cause the lack of space at the front door/hallway-Hes 2stone 8lbs & getting heavier-Tyler has a rolling standing frame-he cannot use in the house due to lack of space & cannot store in his bedroom-His bedroom is so small that they cannot undertake daily physiotherapy-The house is completely unsuitable for Tylers needs & they are struggling with their own health-They want their son to live in a safe, suitable environment. They do not want anything for themselves.

The house is a normal 3 bedroom, mid terrace house, but it is quite small. The downstairs is open plan, front room, dining room & kitchen. There is a back garden & an old, makeshift conservatory, which is no use apart from storage. A loft conversion is needed to enable Tyler to have the big front bedroom, so stairs built from the little bedroom up to the loft, downstairs walls need to be moved to enable wheelchair access through the front door, and a ramp outside. A through floor lift is recommended by the OT from the front room into the front upstairs bedroom, which would be Tyler's room. The bathroom needs extending, taking some room of the back bedroom

The parents have contacted Tyler's OT, so the house was assessed, but adaptations cannot be carried out within the £30,000 budget. They have created a Facebook page for Tyler to raise awareness of his situation & some friends are writing to DIY SOS on his behalf. They have asked family if they can help financially but that is not possible & they have also contacted their mortgage company, but that is a no go, as well. Due to both parents not working, as they are full time Carers to Tyler & to Pete's Elderly Auntie, who lives 20 minutes away, they are unable to obtain a loan as they are only on benefits. They have contacted a Charity to see if they could help, but they cannot help with bricks & mortar. Pete tries to help 'give back' by making Sensory Toys for other children who have additional needs as they are far too expensive to buy. They also buy the odd lottery ticket in the hope that they could win the money they need to adapt their home.

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