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Let down by council

clairemumof3 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Evening all. I need help with my local council housing. We are in a3 bed council house. Ot said my 3 kids need own bedrooms as all 3 have difficulty. We  have been bidding and look for a 4bed roomed. No help apart from band a. Been like this since2017


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,778 Disability Gamechanger
    I would think there's a shortage of 4 bedroom homes in a lot of areas. All you can do is keep bidding or see if you can get an exchange with someone else.
    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.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    I would imagine a long wait for 4 bed property 

    My friend waited 5 years to get one with 5 children and 2 adults in a 2 bed with 2 of the children disabled 

    Even now the kids still have to share rooms 
  • Luchia
    Luchia Community member Posts: 224 Pioneering
    Unfortunately there is a major shortage of 4 Bedroom council homes, as you have already been given Band A all you can do is keep bidding, They have already done everything they can for you by giving you Band A, you could also look into private renting but I’d imagine it would cost considerably more.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,465 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
    Hi @clairemumof3 :) As the others have said, it might be quite difficult unfortunately, and may take some time. 

    Can you think of anything that could be done in the meantime to make things more manageable for you and your children? 
    National Campaigns Officer, she/her

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