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Moving home

sha71ronsha71ron Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited December 2019 in Disabled people

Hi All, we moved into this house June 2018, as we received a section 21 as the owners (private rent) wanted house back for a family member. It was a 4bed bungalow and suited me perfectly. There are 6 of us my husband and I, 2 daughters aged 22, 12 and 2 sons aged 23, 11. I am disabled I have arthritis and c.o.p. ild lung disease. The council moved us into a 4bed house, I use the dining room as a bed and got a disability facility grant to convert the downstairs toilet into a wet room. There is a wet room upstairs but they refused to put a stairlift in. I struggle getting in and of the property I dread going out because there’s 3 big steps into the property and I can’t get out the back at all. As there 2 big steps out the back door another big step in the middle of the yard and another big step out the back gate. Before we moved here I had freedom I had a mobility scooter and could come and go as I pleased. My scooter is now broken because of the big step out the back yard. My husband used to get it out of the yard and bring it round the front for me. But because he had to drop it down the big step as the scooter is heavy it finally broke. When I moved here I didn’t like asking him to keep getting my scooter out as it affected his back and I dreaded the front steps. They won’t put a ramp in because I’m not in wheelchair. I hate it here I feel trapped and it’s really affecting my mental health I feel depressed all the time, just staring at 4 walls all day. We are on the property pool plus on band B but still don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Also I’ve stopped taking one of my medications water tablets because to get to the bathroom, I have to walk down the hall through the kitchen through the utility room just to get to the bathroom. Some people won’t think it’s far but when you struggle to walk it feels miles away. I can’t go private it again because I can’t afford it, and with the last time getting evicted after being told it was long term it puts you off. I was referred to Wirral social prescribing team but didn’t seem to get anywhere.  Any advice of were to turn next would be very much appreciated.


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