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New here and needing some advice about DFG.

APS2019 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 20 in Housing and independent living
Hi Everyone, 
I'm new here and hope someone can help me. In May we applied for a DFG for my three year old, he is non verbal, in nappies and wakes frequently at night and needs constant supervision throughout the day, he can also be violent to us. He is suspected as having ASD. A OT came out and said that he needs a bedroom downstairs (he can't share and isn't safe upstairs as he climbs on windowsills and has broken all our stairgates) it will have to be a part garage conversion. None of us sleep at night. I also have a GP letter stating that he needs a room downstairs and a safe place to sleep. I told the council about the letter and they said they don't need it as they work of the OT's recommendation, I've no idea if this means he will get it or not? They say we are waiting for a technical officer to come out and we are still waiting so I've no idea where we are in the process? Does a technical officer mean we will be given it? I was surprised they didn't want his GP letter? A bit confused by the whole process and finding his suffering hard to watch. 


  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 22
    Hey @APS2019. Do you feel able to reach out to your council about what they plan to do and when? From what I am hearing, if they are basing it on the OT's recommendation - this is that he needs a bedroom downstairs.

    I can really hear how difficult it is for you at the moment - especially with the uncertainty of not knowing what is happening and when and seeing him suffer. Would anything help to make this more manageable for you at the moment?  :)
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 1,601 Scope online community team
    Heya @APS2019, I noticed the thread has gone quiet, but just wanted to check in to see if you managed to get the answers to your questions elsewhere?  How're you and the little one getting on now?   
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