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I need my own adapted flat.
Hi everyone, I am Stuart and live in Greenwich South East London and have been living here as a 'Live-in Carer' for a young man of 33, ( by the way I am nearly 61) who is Epileptic Autistic has behaviour issues and learning difficulties. I have been his carer for the past 14 years but now, my own health has turned for the worst. I have COPD & Cardiomyopathy so my lungs & heart are affected and my Mobility is reduced severely. I have been awarded PIP and other benefits and also have a Blue Badge for my car. Due to my age and health issues, I am having to think about giving up being a Carer and moving on as this flat that I have been living in for the past 14 years is in fact his and not mine. I need to be housed in a ground floor property with a wet room and have access to disabled parking close by. I have tried everything with Greenwich Council but they just tell me to keep 'bidding' on properties that are available on-line every Wednesday. So far, I have been 'bidding' for the past 6 years to no avail. I have the Social Services on stand-by for if and when I do relinquish my duties and successfully obtain my own place. I have been told there is an 8 year waiting list and then it may not be suitable for my needs. Any help would be appreciated.