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kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
Can anyone give advise about finding appropriate  accommodation?My daughter an I are on the housing list as our 3 bed home is no longer fit for purpose.My daughter has cp and autism and a learning disability. Although we are on the housing list and have been for 2 yrs we need a 2 bed bungalow and have given all the info they need but theres nothing in the town we live in only villages that arnt suitable for our situation.My daughter is due to have op op as soon as possible  which  we will then need a bungalow..any tips or advise on how to push this further.Thank you
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,104 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Have you had a needs assessment by OH as they can often suggest recommended housing and this could move you into a higher priority 

    However if there are no suitable places available there isnt much you can do 

    I suggest you talk to shelter organisation who may be able to offer some advice 
  • kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
    I think I'm on priority and have carers first helping and had adaptations done to the house but need a bungalow. I'll try shelter thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Bungalows are extremely difficult to find and this is most areas. I don't think you will be able to do anything to push it if there's no bungalows available in your choice of area. You may have no other option but to change your area or add more areas and even then it will be difficult to find a bungalow.

    Have you thought about a ground floor flat? You'll likely have more option this way.

    As you are not homeless i'm not sure what advice shelter will be able to offer at this stage.

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  • kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ground floor flats are a no go as my daughter also has autism we are already having to deal with anti social behaviour  and in a flat you have others above you and beside you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't have any other advice for you. I do hope you find something suitable soon though.

    Good luck.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    This does sound like a tricky situation @kebab. Could you perhaps try and look for a house that has the option for a downstairs room to become a bedroom, if it isn't already? If there was a bathroom downstairs, that would mean your daughter could perhaps stay in the downstairs bedroom? 
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  • kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
    We have discussed this will the relevant people theres nowhere for a downstairs bathroom and she wouldn't sleep downstairs on her own  she would panic .we could have the bathroom adapted but if we move within 5 yrs of it being installed I would have to pay all the money bk
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, with a disabled facilities grant there's a clause if you move within a certain time. With such a shortage of bungalows across most of the country you may have no option but to change your thoughts. Having a bathroom adapted maybe your only option.

    There's another thread here on the forum somewhere and this member is also looking for a bungalow but is having the same problem as you are, there isn't anything available. If i find the thread i'll post a link to it.
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  • kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • kebabkebab Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you.ive got some pointers from reading it to try
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