Specially-adapted home gives new lease of life for mum Yvonne, 35
A SCAWTHORPE woman with a debilitating medical condition has been given a new lease of life - thanks to a specially converted bungalow.
Mum-of-three Yvonne Randall, aged 35, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2003 and is now heavily dependent on a wheelchair to carry out her day-to-day business.
Yvonne struggled to get around her old home, but has recently moved into a newly adapted bungalow on Newstead Road, Bentley, just a few streets away.
The detached home was previously two semi-detached bungalows, which were empty properties. St Leger Homes - who manage nearly 22,000 properties for Doncaster Council - converted the bungalows, making a more spacious home for Yvonne and her family, meaning she can easily manoeuvre around the property in her wheelchair.
Ramps have also been installed at the bungalow, together with wide doorways, a wetroom to make showering easier for Yvonne, and a specially adapted kitchen.
Yvonne said: “This bungalow makes life a lot easier. It’s given me a new lease of life. It has given me things to look forward to.”
Yvonne’s 38-year-old husband Phillip, her full-time carer, said: “This bungalow has given Yvonne some of her independence back.”