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Hi, my name is africaribwoman!Can you give me advice on getting financial assistance to move house?

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africaribwoman
africaribwoman Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello 
Hi everyone 
My name is africaribwoman.
Can any of you give me advice on getting financial assistance to move home to a more accessible house.
Do I approach the council for a DHP application. 
And also I've just enrolled onto a degree course for the first time at open University. Is there any other help that you may know of from charities or benevolent causes where I can get extra support financially towards costs of equipment like a computer equipment laptop mobile phone to help me with my studies as I have none and no support. 
I also need a mobility scooter to get around as I'm moving to a rural area.
I don't want the government mobility scheme anymore usekess

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,709 Championing
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    Hey there @africaribwoman and welcome to the community. :)

    I believe the first step would be talking to your local council regarding new housing.  But congratulations on the OU course, that's great news! Have you had a look at a benefits calculator to see if you could claim anything whilst studying? You can also ask Open University about study related costs funding too. 
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  • Aphrodite_Persephone
    Aphrodite_Persephone Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    Hi @africaribwoman if you're on Universal Credit you can apply for a loan for moving costs from them. Just request it in your journal. That's what I did when I moved three years ago.
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