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dellboy87dellboy87 Member Posts: 11 Connected
edited February 2019 in Disabled people
Im not sure that this is allowed but im a registered carer caring for a 27 year old disabled lady who has been struggling for over 3 years with severe dis repair issues within her rented home . The housing association wont help as its planned works for a new roof .and will take up to 4 years . cut a long story short she has been struggling with her disabilitys both mental and physical and to top it all off due to the roof damage she has lost all of her possesions through severe water damage . I have set up a go fund me page for her to try and get her into diffrent accomodation so i was wondering if all you lovely people could share the link to any social media sites as i dont have any , it would be very much appreciated   . Please remove if this is not allowed     [link removed by moderator]   


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,489 Disability Gamechanger
    I am very sorry to hear about the young lady's circumstances. Unfortunately, this is not allowed so admin will remove the link, sorry. I really do hope she is rehouse very soon! 
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • dellboy87dellboy87 Member Posts: 11 Connected
    I thought it would be . I was hoping people would help share it on social media as i dont have any social media accounts .. thanks for letting me know
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2019

    Ami is correct, links like that aren't allowed i'm afraid. You can edit your own post and remove the link in the top right hand side of the box.

    In the meantime, people shouldn't be allowed to live in a property like that  and there is rules and regulations around properties being fit for human habitation. I would definitely advise you and your friend to get further advice regarding this because your friends landlord can't possibly let anyone live like that. These links will help you.

    Contact shelter for further help and advice.

    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.
  • dellboy87dellboy87 Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Yes your right we have solicitors working on the case but as you know these things take time we have had environmental health, ,property surveyors ,,its been confirmed the home doesnt meet the basic homes standard .. i have exhausted all avenues things are moving slowly with the legal side of things but its not helping much in the here and now .. 
    I will remove the post thanks
  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 389 Pioneering
    Hi Dellboy, Rodders here!

    It 'may be' too late, but your first port of call is your local Environmental Enforcement Officer, who will inspect the home. The landlord will then be required by law (and within a given timeframe) to either re-house the tenant whilst and during the work is done, and to make every repair demanded. Some landlords will try to bypass this and/or deliberately neglect a property in order to have their tenant rehoused to a smaller property for example, and then do the work and market the property again.. Once the tenant moves away, it is exceedingly difficult to regain the tenancy. 

    Occupational Therapists should also be contacted as a matter of urgency, as so too are Adult Protection Social Services. Depending upon the financial situation of your 'friend' and the medical needs etc., the Local Authority also have a duty to rehouse the person whatever that entails, and immediately.     
  • dellboy87dellboy87 Member Posts: 11 Connected
    Yes we have had 4 independent reports so far one from environmental health 2 from independent surveyors and 1 from the housing association too they agreed works needed doing and did make a very poor start a few roof tiles where replaced . Which does not any where near reflect what needed doing within the reports .. our solicitor will be issuing court proceedings  but it seems to take forever in the meantime shes having to suffer / wait .. 
    The gp reports show the decline in health from the issues shes dealing with .. it seems to be a nightmare getting things moving 
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