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By the time you have been given a diagnosis of MSA you are probably aware that your mobility, balance or co-ordination are not as good as they used to be, and the need to get to the bathroom quickly has become more important.

You may be fortunate and live in a house that has downstairs bathroom facilities as well as upstairs, and level access between rooms and to get outside.

However, it is likely that there will be some aspects of your home layout or location that makes day to day life with MSA more difficult.

It is worth talking to your Occupational Therapist about your home environment. They will usually come and see you at home and be able to advise you on any changes and adaptations you could have done so you can continue to live comfortably and safely in your home. This may include the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants, for provision of say, a wet room, an internal lift or handrails. More information can be found here www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants/overview.

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