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apples
apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
I’ve been having talking therapies for around 10 weeks, it’s not been very helpful as not only did I end up with a trainee psychologist, I was refused meds and she wanted me to be able to do things that I am unable to do (go to the shops and do a proper shop, join a walking class which again I am unable to do) however I have now been told that the talking therapies is going nowhere so they are stopping my sessions

i am being referred for an autistic check as I believe I am on the spectrum

they also mentioned an occupational therapist to help me with cooking, but I refuse to buy anything for the property I live in including cooking utensils etc as it’s this property which contributes hugely on my MH, my question is can an O/T help me with social housing as no-one else has been interested in helping me

thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,097 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes an OT can recommend that you're rehoused if your current property is no longer suitable for your needs. Although even with this, it doesn't mean you'll be rehoused quickly.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    @poppy123456 Thank you I’m not too fussed if it takes years to be housed in social housing, at least it will be something for me to focus on 👍
  • DanceDeb
    DanceDeb Community member Posts: 36 Connected
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    Yes definitely you need to contact adult social services for a housing needs report and then put your name on the waiting list 😀 
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    @DanceDeb thank you for the reply, I was going to wait until I had my asd assessment and if to be found to have autism was then going to contact adult SS, wasn’t sure if I could contact them now with just MH?

    I have tried to place myself on the waiting list but I am point blank refused as they say I am not homeless, even though I told them my current living conditions is contributing to my MH, they didn’t care
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
    edited May 2023
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    @Purrrrrrr thanks for the reply appreciated, will social services take me on with just anxiety ? 

    I asked my GP for help with housing even if it was just a letter for the council but he said he can’t help with housing, same as my psychologist

    im prepared to wait the x amount of years to be allocated a property from the council, least there will be light at the end of the tunnel whereas now I have no future

    thanks again appreciate any advice 👍
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    @Purrrrrrr thanks I’ll look into that today 
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    Sorry to bring this back up but just have a question

    i started to fill out an online form to have help from SS but it’s asking me for my expenditure to see if I can pay or contribute 

    is this normal 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,097 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes a financial assessment will be needed to, this will determine how much you'll need to pay towards the help/support you may receive. Although with my LA this assessment would come after the needs assessment.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    @poppy123456 Thanks for the info

    i thought that to have SS was free ! I only want them to help me with social housing 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,097 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's free to have a needs assessment and for a report to be written, which you can use to help your application to go onto the housing list. Have you put your name down on the list? you will need to fill out an application form for this.

    If they determine that extra help can be given for X amount of hours per week, it will be this you'll likely need to pay a contribution to. You do not have to go ahead with this support, if you don't there'll be nothing to pay towards.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
    edited May 2023
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    @poppy123456 thank you again

    the council are refusing to add me to the housing list, I understand there will be x amount of years wait but I am prepared to wait but not having that opportunity is distressing me the council where my family live where I was born and lived for 38 years say I have no housing needs and to contact the lgsco but they sided with the council, my mental health was also dismissed 

    the area I’m currently in, around 30 miles from family are refusing me to add to the list as I haven’t lived in the area for 5 out of 7 years

    i can’t settle in private rented (which I am currently in) as I have no stability and don’t like change (hence why I’m waiting for the asd assessment) 

    I don’t feel safe living here as it previously was a house converted to separate rooms, the walls are thin so get no sleep, there are junkies, alchies here so lots of banging shouting my so called kitchen has no plug sockets so can’t even have a hot drink, I was told to get an extension lead which will be a trip hazard ! I don’t cook due to not being able to settle here


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,097 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's a long time to have needed to live in the area before you can be added to the list. It's usually 3 out of the past 5 years. A care needs assessment might not help in this case for the area you're living in.

    If you need support from a close family because of your health conditions then you can try filling an application in for the area you used to live and base it on a local connection to the area.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    Thanks @poppy123456 like I previously said the council I have connections to weren’t interested as they said I have no housing needs 

    I just know I’m suffering mentally and physically in private accommodation 
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    Apologies for bringing this post up again.

    on the 18 May my psychologist signed me off as she thought we weren’t getting anywhere, anyway at that final meeting I asked to be referred for an autism assessment and an O/T

    i received a call this morning to say she did the autism referral but not the O/T as my psychologist said they can’t help me (as above my mental health is caused by housing issues so need a report done so I can register for social housing to help me have stability)

    I contacted my GP after said phone call and asked them to refer me to the O/T I had an appointment with GP and he said the o/t are more to help with hand rails, mobility issues, I explained they can assess my current housing and do a report but he disagreed, after a slight argument he said he’ll do the referral but it will probably get rejected.

    I looked at my council and can refer myself but I don’t understand the questions asked, can someone from scope help me with the referral ? I’m fed up living the way I am self harming, not eating or sleeping etc 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,097 Disability Gamechanger
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    An OT assessment may not help here if you're looking at social housing in the area that you're currenty living in because first you need to apply to go onto the list. You said the minimum to live in the area before they will add you is 5 out of 7 years.

    If you're looking at moving to the area where you're family are living i'm unsure if an OT assessment will help for another area. You should still be able to add yourself to that list if you have a local connection and you need to live there because of family support.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    Thanks for the reply poppy

    the area where my family reside the council won’t let me join the housing register as 1. I’m not living in the area and 2. I have no urgent housing needs I’m not homeless

    im just at a loss as this situation is making me I’ll and I’d rather not be alive as no one understands or wants to help 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Going to pop you an email @apples
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 247 Courageous
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    Thanks @Hannah_Scope

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