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I am currently in insecure accommodation in Brighton. I have mild learning disabilities and levels of varying mental health from depression to suicidal thoughts. I was on the home move list. My Doctor and consultant have said its imperative I get secure accomodation as my health wont improve. Now I was removed from list due to new residency requirement. 

My Doc says I should fall under mental health priority group. Asked for a review. Several consultant letters
Anything to suggest to make sure they take it seriously. As being in a priority group trumps new 5 year residency rule


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello sean and welcome
    May I suggest that you call the help line who may be  able to assist better

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Ask for Debbie.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @seanmartindill
    im sorry to hear about your struggles, the helpline isn't open on weekends and bank holidays so you can call and speak to one of our Scope staff members but not till Tuesday. 

    You can then then reach them on 0808 800 3333. 

    Its good youve asked for a review and have letters from your consultants. Gathering as much evidence as possible is a good move. 

    You could also consider getting your MP involved. 

    I can ask @Debbie_Scope or another team member for their support but it won't be till Tuesday at the earliest. 

    If if you struggle over the bank holiday weekend with suicidal thoughts then please do reach out for help. 

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  • Debbie_Alumni
    Debbie_Alumni Member Posts: 932 Pioneering
    Hi @seanmartindill,

    Sorry for the late reply, I've been on leave and just came back this week but then went straight out again on training.

    I hope you're ok. I'm going to look into Brighton and Hove Council's housing policy and will get back to you as soon as I can. I'm dealing with quite a large backlog of work at the moment, but I will get round to it. If anything urgent arises in the meantime, get in touch with me or any of my helpline colleagues on 0808 800 3333 or email [email protected]

    Best wishes


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