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scraggsscraggs Member Posts: 32 Connected
Hi there it's been a long time I have been in here 😒 having COPD I have just got over a nasty chest infection 4wks and feeling very weak been on two lots steriods and antibiotics and using my inhalers it's been a struggle. I have the keys to a long awaiting bungalow over 2 years of waiting and no home to call my own untill now. But with this pandemic I cannot move into it as cannot get vital white goods bed etc ( as do not have anything ) it's not possible to live there untill I can get the essentials. However I have had a council tax bill also to pay rent when I cannot occupy it whilst this situation of pandemic subsides. I was asked by council that I could surrender the property but I cannot do that as I have waited so long to be housed. Any info would be gratefully apreciated. Also even though been ill with my copd I have had no letter from drs saying I'm vunerable ( I also have secondary progressive ms) I cannot line up outside in big lines waiting to get in all around car parks !!! For over an hour at a time. I feel I'm being ignored even though doctor phoned me and could hear I was struggling breathing through having chest infection I was told I most likely have the virus but there is no testing. So just been left to struggle
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Really sorry to hear this @scraggs! It sounds like this house means a great deal. I would suggest giving Shelter a ring as they might have some more information about where you stand with the current pandemic.

    Here is some information about how to access essentials during covid19, I'm sorry to hear your GP has not been supportive in this.Β 

    Please do let us know how you get on.Β 
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  • scraggsscraggs Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Thankyou for your kind help means alot to me x but apparently I'm not vunerable!! With ms and COPD yet do know people that don't have my illness get food parcels every week from government ? I don't mean to come across selfish but I feel I'm left on the shelf literally 😒 if they can get it without having COPD and ms what am I doing wrong 😒 but once again thankyou for the information I will check this out x
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,694 Scope community team
    Hi @scraggs. How are you getting on? It may be worth you speaking to your council about a discretionary housing payment (DHP) to help cover the rent until you are able to move in.Β 
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