A Scottish Council Spent £40,000 On This Inexplicably Large Ramp For A Wheelchair User

West Dunbartonshire built this monstrosity to help seven-year-old Katie get in and out of her home. posted on

1. Clare Lally, 33, from Duntocher, Clydebank, has been campaigning for two years for her local council to build ramp to help her daughter, seven-year-old Katie, to get in and and out of her house. This wasn’t exactly what they had in mind.

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2. The £40,000, 60-metre steel ramp replaces the steps that were there when they moved in.

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Katie has the rare condition bulbar palsy, caused when her ands her twin sister were born prematurely, and uses a wheelchair to get around.

3. Mum Clare tells the Mail: “here must have been a better solution. The council could have gone about the whole project in a more sensible way.”

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“The council said this was the only option to fit something into the garden because of building regulations. It is a lot easier but I don’t believe that the council weren’t able to do something else. We weren’t fighting for a massive steel ramp - we just wanted to improve Katie’s quality of life,” she says.

4. Clare complains that local kids are using it as a mini skateboard park.

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5. The family have lost their garden and say they can’t see much else when they look out the window.

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Clare admits that it is now a lot easier for Katie to get in and out of the house, however.

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