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I want to move house, but can't get on the housing register or get an exchange. What can I do?

gems1477 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i was woundering if someone could advise me , i am 39 yrs old and registered disabled i have a 1 bed flat and want to move back to manchester  but carnt get on the housing register and i carnt get an exchange with a bungalow which would be ideal do tk my age im really strugvling and feel i have no help 


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

    I'm sorry to hear about your situation I had exactly the same when I became disabled I wanted to move back to my home town so I was near family 

    Despite involving local mp the ot and housing officer I got nowhere 

    I ended up in same location but in a bungalow which suited my disability bur was about to be homeless so had to take it

    Unfortunately there is a massive shortage of suitable housing and unless you are about to become homeless and have children there will be a massive wait

    Also being under 55 often discounts your eligibility for a bungalow without a housing needs assessment report from ot recommend this 

    Sorry it isn't better news 

    Have you considered private rent but again this has its problems finding landlords that will accept benefit claimant as tenants 

    Hope you find a solution 
  • Silverfox3824
    Silverfox3824 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    edited October 2021
    Plus it depends if you have direct blood line in Manchester. One of the comments on the application is 'please give a reason why you picked this area' you must have a direct relative that lives there or a very good reason for this, which you have to explain.
    And you have to supply their names, address, tel number and how they are related to you. If done through Gateway. 


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