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Housing enquiry

CelineMelanieCelineMelanie Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 10 in Cerebral Palsy
I am looking for some advice in regards to housing. Im 23 year old with cerebral palsy and I use a wheelchair and Kaye walker to get around. Due to my parents moving out I have decided to move out for my independence and further support. I am currently going through the council to find somewhere that is suitable however this complicated as a lot of the properties do not fit my medical needs. However on the bidding scheme of the council there is a property that would be suitable for me but it is age restricted at 60+. I just wanted to know whether anyone had experience with this and if any councils have had instances of this before and what I would need to do to override this age restriction if I can. 
Many thanks,
Celine 
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,220 Pioneering
    I believe some councils will often consider you for these type of properties if you require them, however you are going to need a care needs assessment which recommends this. Have you had one?

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

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    Hi @CelineMelanie and welcome to the community, how are you? 

    Having the property as a recommendation as a result of a needs assessment would definitely help your situation, as queried above have you had a needs assessment?

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,829

    Scope community team

    Hi @CelineMelanie
    I have some experience with this. As has been suggested you could really benefit from a needs assessment, this could then lead to a wider choice of properties that may have been previously age-restricted. You could always go down the private rental route as I did but that also has drawbacks.
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