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Hi, my name is MichyB!

MichyB
MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited February 2022 in Cerebral palsy
Please assist. Desperately looking for community centre, stimulation centres, socialization, carers or outings for 35 yr old mentally & physically disabled young adult. Has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.
In Wakefield, Yorkshire area. 

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  • MichyB
    MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thank you for advice. However, desperately looking for accessible wheelchair rental in Tingley,  Stanley area. Can I approach council without a fixed address?? 
  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hello @MichyB,

    Welcome to the community, it's lovely to have you here with us. 

    Firstly, it might be worthwhile looking into our Cerebral Palsy (CP) category, as it's a great place to share experiences in relation to the condition. We also have our in house CP expert @Richard_Scope who might be able to help you with regards to certain community/stimulation centres within the Yorkshire area.

    I'm unsure if you can approach the council without a fixed address, but it's probably best to contact them directly and ask them about your queries and concerns.

    I hope the above is helpful and please let us know if there's anything else that we can do.

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    edited February 2022
    Hi @MichyB
    Thanks for your posts. 

    Is the disabled person homeless and in need of mobility equipment, like a wheelchair? I would advise that you make contact with Wakefield Adult Social Care Team by emailing [email protected] or calling 0345 8 503 503
    It is important to get a full needs assessment.
    Scope
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  • MichyB
    MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Richard_Scope.  Thank you Richard for advise. Yes  very much needs mobility equip & assessment. It is my adult daughter. We are homeless. Most important to find accessible rental. I have been looking & looking. Have applied over & over again for private rentals. Always to be denied. Situations now desperate. We need our own home & Postal code in order to get assessment, mobility equip, transport, benefits, etc.. 
    Have approached Citizens Advice, but no joy there either. Where are all the bungalow rentals??? 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    @MichyB have you made contact with the department that I mentioned?
    Scope
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,487 Disability Gamechanger
    I've sent you an email from [email protected] @MichyB :) Please do keep an eye out for it if you can.
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  • MichyB
    MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi Richard,.  Thank you. Called this morning. Waiting for someone to get back to me? Will let you know. Thank you again
  • MichyB
    MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi Tory. Please send me any documentation required in order to fill in our contact details. If not required can I post personal info here?
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hi @MichyB not to worry, you can reply to the email that @Tori_Scope sent you yesterday with those details, it's [email protected] 

    We tend to avoid sharing personal information directly on the forum to help keep all our members safe online :) 

    If you've got any questions still, please do ask and we'll help as best we can.
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    @MichyB please do not post your personal information here. @Tori_Scope has access to your email address. 
    Scope
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you tried to contact shelter they help with homeless 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    Hi @MichyB
    How are you and your daughter? Did Wakefield Adult Social Care provide you with a needs assessment?
    Scope
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  • MichyB
    MichyB Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi Richard,.   No joy yet. However we are now in Harrogate. No longer Wakefield. We have been housed in a homeless shelter. Cannot find a private landlord to accept wheelchairs. Council also have a housing problem. 
    Have written to MP's, to no avail. A 63 yr old widow, caring for a profoundly disabled adult daughter, housed in a Hostel catering for alcoholics & drug addicts, should not be allowed. 
    Life is untenable
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,614 Scope online community team
    Hi @MichyB
    That must be enormously stressful for you. Have you been assigned a social worker at all?
    Scope
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