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Decorating

Hey, I have a question and hope somebody can answer it :)
I have been offered my first council property and my. Move in date is the end of march which gives me hardly any time to be able to save(quite frankly I don't have any means to save as money comes in and goes again) I got diagnosed with epilepsy last year which resulted in me losing my job and my home, managed last year to set universal credit up. My question is is there any type of grant or even low intrest loan that could help me with decorating costs ie carpets and paint
Thanks for reading 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,409 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    If the property needs decorating you can sometimes get decorating vouchers from the council if they feel it needs it . Discuss with your housing officer 

    There are loans with UC I'm not sure what they are called or circumstances you can get one   talk to your work coach 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Member Posts: 1,000 Pioneering
    Hi as Jane  sd the council can help with vouchers. They can help with white goods and carpets, most household goods infact.

    I moved last year and got some help from my council.

    You should phone them and ask about it.

    Good luck
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    @VictoriaF welcome to scope how are you today? just a quick question are you claiming PIP?
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • VictoriaF
    VictoriaF Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you :) yes am currently receiving pip 
  • VictoriaF
    VictoriaF Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I think I will ask my housing officer and see what she says I suppose I can live with white walls will just be carpet and a cooker etc I'll need 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Always worth checking gumtree or freegle its often surprising what people give away, or also local facebook groups
    Be extra nice to new members.

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