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I’m looking for advice on getting help with decorating my home.

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wisey905
wisey905 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone I’m a single mum and have two children ... I’m 48 and been awarded standard rate ... I suffer from osteoarthritis and just had my second hip replacement. I’m looking for advice on getting help with decorating my home. 

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @wisey905

    Welcome to our online community/family.

    Can I please ask a question???

    Do you live in your own house???

    I will look into things for you if that would help ??????

  • wisey905
    wisey905 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Steve51 no I don’t own my home I rent privately and I’ve asked the landlady and she won’t help.

    Would be great if you could help me look into things.

    Jacqui
  • Jean_OT
    Jean_OT Community member Posts: 513 Pioneering
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    Hi @wisey905

    Check your tenancy agreement but normally it states that decorating is the responsibility of the tenant. Often the tenant has to get the landlords permission for the proposed work.

    If your landlady is willing to have the decorating go ahead but you can't afford to pay a commercial decorator to do the work there may be a couple of things worth exploring.

    Firstly, in some areas there are schemes to support disabled people with such tasks, perhaps providing voluntary labour or getting people on probation to do the work. Not every area has a scheme and they vary from one area to another. To enquire if there is scheme in your area contact your nearest Home Improvement Agency (HIA). If you can't identify your nearest HIA then contact Foundations as they hold a list of HIA's: http://www.findmyhia.org.uk/

    Secondly, you could try applying for charitable grants towards the cost of the decorating. On the Scope website there is grant search tool:   

    https://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/search-grants

     

    Best Wishes

    Jean

    https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist  

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

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