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Hi, my name is tee8386! Looking for accessible housing

tee8386 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I am currently in supported housing who want me out ASAP as so do the fire service as im Disabled and in a second floor flat with a lift and I can't use that incase of a fire but iv only been in a wheelchair in the last 2 years .iv been on the council list 2 years but had few viewings but non wheelchair friendly.i feel like I'm been forced and pushed to my limits.im in top top band priority for housing but there literally nothing for disabled.i also only allowed a 1 bed flat/bungalow,ground floor even though I have access to my 3 kids most weekends,half terms and holidays.were r they to sleep.i don't think I'm been treated fair. Ant help wud be appreciated thanku


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,776 Disability Gamechanger
    There's a shortage of disabled properties right accross the country, all you can do is keep bidding. I'm afraid you will not be given extra bedrooms for your children because they don't live with you. You maybe able to bid on them but if you have spare bedrooms then you'll need to pay bedroom tax.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,465 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @tee8386 :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling to find suitable housing. There's unfortunately a real shortage of accessible housing, so you're not the only one who's experiencing this! 

    Have you had a look into Habinteg? They're an accessible housing association. 

    I'm also wondering whether you've looked into options for making a property more accessible? We have a page on our website about getting home adaptations
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