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What help can Scope provide with housing

Chieng47Chieng47 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited September 2020 in Housing and independent living

I have attached a picture of the room that I left in February of this year (it's mould caused by a leak from the flat upstairs, upstairs fixed the leak but my landlord did nothing). 

I went to my letting agency, who said I'd need to discuss repairs with the landlord. 

I went to my local council, who said well you have a contract until 2021 so we couldn't start to try to find you anywhere and I was also informed that the council house waiting list was around 15-18 years.   😟😭.

I was actually forced to leave the flat, as one of the flatmates left to go back to his country and left in January 2020.

Since then I've been between places, but I need help finding my own place, I don't think I could live in another shared house. Often I've had my former flatmate kicking my door open at 3am amongst other things.    


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  • Chieng47Chieng47 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Second awful picture, mould also grew from the lights.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    I'd advise you to give shelter a ring tomorrow. See link for information. As i don't know where in the country you are, i've put a link to the main website for shelter, just click on the part of the country you are and it will take you to that webiste.

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  • Chieng47Chieng47 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Amazing thank you, I am based in London.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,484 Disability Gamechanger
    @Chieng47 That doesn't look good and you shouldn't have to live in those conditions :(  

    I hope Shelter can help you moving forwards.  Please keep us updated and let us know if we can provide any support. 
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  • Chieng47Chieng47 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    In the end I had no choice but to leave, one of my flatmates left the country so we all had to go.    

    Does Scope have a housing department that i could contact (preferably by email) just so I can explain my situation in more detail.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,357 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community unfortunately we do not have a housing department we just offer advice and guidance to help support people and sign post them to places that can help

    Have you looked into private rent though this can be a challenge if you are on benefits or if you are homeless then contact the council homeless team

    As advised also contact shelter
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,484 Disability Gamechanger
    @Chieng47

    You can contact our helpline on 0808 800 3333.  This is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.  Alternatively, you can email [email protected] and someone will get back to you.  Good luck with your situation.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Please contact shelter and they will advise you further. https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chieng47! I just wanted to check-in to see how you were doing.

    Have you managed to contact Shelter or the Scope helpline yet? 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chieng47, how are you doing today? :)
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