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Hi, my name is littlesue!

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littlesue
littlesue Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi 

I’ve applied for a council bungalow as my disability has got worse since i
moved into a private rented bungalow 16 months ago. I’ve been placed in band 8 as I work. Can anyone help how I can get in a higher band. I can barely walk and my current home has steps
to get outside and I can’t get in the bath to have a shower. I can’t have a disability grant as I work from home. I’m so upset and feel I’m being discriminated just because I want to work 

thanks 

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  • littlesue
    littlesue Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Any help or
    Advice would be great 

  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 548 Pioneering
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    littlesue said:
    Hi 

    I’ve applied for a council bungalow as my disability has got worse since i
    moved into a private rented bungalow 16 months ago. I’ve been placed in band 8 as I work. Can anyone help how I can get in a higher band. I can barely walk and my current home has steps
    to get outside and I can’t get in the bath to have a shower. I can’t have a disability grant as I work from home. I’m so upset and feel I’m being discriminated just because I want to work 

    thanks 

    You would need to fill out a medical form, and be assessed for one. However there is a high demand for bungalows and not many to go around for people assessed for one so the wait can be long. You may find that since your already in a bungalow and not homeless you may not been placed on a urgent priority for one and may take some time. The first step though is to contact your council and fill out a medical form so you can be assessed.

    I know councils have strict and different criteria for bungalows and some require you to be a certain age first, you will need to speak to your council and find out the requirements.

    Goodluck.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,011 Scope online community team
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    Hello @littlesue and a warm welcome to the community.

    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble finding suitable housing, sadly you're not alone in experiencing this.

    Do you have any evidence or documention explaining how your current home is impacting your wellbeing? This could include medical records or assessments from healthcare professionals such as an occupational therapist.

    Have you read through the criteria for different bandings and seen which you feel matches your situation? These should be freely available from your local council's website.
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