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Accessible Housing

sprkmacsprkmac Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited January 2019 in Disabled people
Hello, my husband has recently has a leg amputated and our flat is not suitable, can you offer me any advise on what to do next. He cannot use bathroom or toilet as doors are to small for wheelchair, this being the last 3 months what can i apply for re: benefits etc....... sorry im such a novice at this. Reet

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm sorry to hear this.

    Do you privately rent or  from social housing, or own your own home? If you rent from social housing then you'll need to speak to them. If you rent privately then you may have no option but to find somewhere more suitable to your husbands needs.

    You can also refer your husband for a needs assessment, if this hasn't already been done.

    As for benefits then it will depend on a lot of things like household income, pensions, do you work? Does your husband claim DLA/ PIP or attendance allowance? Are you both working age or pension age? With no information it's impossible to advice further on this. I'd advise you to go to your local CAB with all your details and they'll do a full benefits check for you.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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