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I'm struggling with a housing association, despite submitting evidence of my need to move

Erindana Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I have spinal stenosis in the lumbar region which is quite debilitating. I do all the things that eas advised eg, exercise, walking, swimming etc. My problem is with a housing association. I currently live in private rented  top floor flat ( 4 flights of stairs) and have been on the local housing list for 2 years. I was told recently that this is not helping my condition having to carry shopping up so many stairs. I have submitted Nerology reports, MRI scan reports, Orthopaedic reports, plus a letter from my GP pointing out the difficulties I have, plus the fact I had a stroke a few months ago which has left a little weakness on one side, and asking them to consider this for rehousing me. They tell me I am not a priority because...... (actual quote from them) "Your GP did not write the words 'you need to get away from the stairs' in his letter".
They also deny I have a disability so should not get priority because the word disability was not used.
Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    That does sound ridiculous 

    I know you have sent them medical evidence but in my own experience you need to have a care needs assessment done by a ot from social services 

    You can self refer on gov website 

    The ot will then make recommendations and a report which can be sent to housing authorities 

    They know the right words to say I got put in priority list for accessible property by doing this 
  • Erindana
    Erindana Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you for your reply I will try that


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