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bernie93bernie93 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hey Everyone 
I am a parent to a beautiful 8 year old ASD child, We currently live in a small studio flat and I was wondering if anyone had any advise on how to tackle moving, I know at the moment it's not the best option, However my tenancy finishes in August and I know the local council won't move me before then I have to contact homeless by mid-June if I have not been giving an offer. I managed to get overcrowding priority over a year ago. The pandemic has definitely challenged us at home but we are managing any little advice would be better than none.

Thank you


  • Han_Han_ Member Posts: 154 Pioneering
    Hi @bernie93 and thank you for your post.

    This resource may be helpful to you: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/getting-more-suitable-accommodation-moving-house/

    Do let us know if you have any other questions. 

  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bernie93 and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I don't have anything else to add as I see that @Han has given you a really good link above which I hope you find helpful.  I wish you and your son all the best in finding a new place to live and please let us know how you get on.  If we can be of any help/support to you then please just say.  Good luck!  :smile:
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hello @bernie93

    I hope that the link provided above is helpful. I definitely also recommend contacting Shelter UK for more advice and help. Feel free to ask any other questions on here. Citizen's Advice may also be able to assist you too. Email or call them tomorrow. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bernie93, how are you doing? :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,132 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome I hope the advice is helping you solver your housing issue.

    I know how it feels I have been there myself nearly becoming homeless waiting for suitable accommodation and how stressful it can be.

    My local council were very supportive and was assigned an amazing housing officer who did everything in her power to help me and my son out.

    Good luck 

  • bernie93bernie93 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hey everyone thank you so much for the message and the advice. Me and my son are doing well. I have been trying to contact Shelter they are a little busy however I will keep trying and my local citizen advice have given me information.
    I went ahead and contacted the MP of housing and this resulted in my documents and statement being forwarded to my local council immediately. They have advised that I keep bidding and as soon as I get my two months eviction notice I will receive even more help.
    I am remaining very hopeful. When I receive another update I will keep you guys posted.

  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    A warm welcome to the community @bernie93 I’m Emma. I’m glad things are looking positive. Please keep us posted with how things are going.
  • jhfhjhjhfhjh Member Posts: 1 Listener
    my advice get all letters from specialists involved to write I’m support of suitable accommodation...document everything ask to be contacted via email request decision on medical grounds..if they say no keep this for evidence...get a solicitor to help for discrimination...research your rights and what your child rights are in terms of suitable housing for disability ...I am currently in the process of this myself as I know my rights legal aid may cover the legal costs 
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