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.

Monday, 15th October 2007, 1:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2007, 2:38 pm

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.

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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.”