Not remotely cycling related but CC always seems to have answers to difficult situations, so here goes. My Mum is diagnosed with MSA and has now decided she needs to go into a full time care facility. The wheels are turning to make it happen, (all be it quite slowly), but the problem we will face is getting Mum downstairs from her first floor apartment. The main stairs have a chair lift but I wouldn't trust Mum on it now as her core strength is minimal, and TBH she wouldn't expect any of us to even try. The local NHS ambulance transfer won't help because she'll be self funding her care so doesn't qualify, despite still obviously being an NHS patient! Mum's social worker suggested St John's Ambulance, and indeed yes they can do it, but they want £320 for the privilege of bringing Mum downstairs and transporting her 2 miles to the care home. Now I don't expect it to be free, even though Mum and Dad have raised 1000's of pounds for SJA over the years through masonic events, but £320 is simply outrageous. So CC, (if you're still reading thank you), does anyone have any experience, thoughts or ideas of how we can safely get Mum downstairs. She could use a wheelchair accessible taxi once at ground level, but it's just getting downstairs that's the problem. T.I.A.