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I need new flooring, any financial help available?

A_bc123456A_bc123456 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I'm a single mum and I am in pip and esa I have been in my property for 3yrs and have no flooring recently soial services have been in mine and my daughter life I can't afford flooring and need some help please 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    There maybe some charities that could help you with some funding for a grant for carpets/flooring. Some links here may help you by putting your post code in. https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/

    Your local council may also do grants for things like this but it will depend on individual local councils and you'll need to speak to them regarding this.

    As you're claiming ESA then there's a budgeting loan you can apply for, providing you've been claiming Income Related ESA for at least 6 months. As you have a child then the maximum you can apply for is £812 but any other budgeting loans will affect the amount you can borrow. This needs to be repaid back from future ESA payments but it's interest free. Apply online is the quicket way. See link.


    Community champion and 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.
  • A_bc123456A_bc123456 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your email 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,770 Scope community team
    Hello @A_bc123456. How are you getting on? Have you been able to find any grants or charities that can help you with this? It might be worth speaking with the social services team you're involved with as they may have other ideas for help in your area.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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