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Specialist Housing requirments

Good morning,
  I wanted to gauge whether people find it challenging to find suitable properties to live in?  This can be for renting or buying purposes and not including council initiatives.  I am aware that it is difficult to find appropriately adapted or adaptable properties and I wondered if a service that helped find these appropriate places would be useful?  
I have just become self employed as a property finder and would be interested to hear from people that are possibly finding their property search difficult, or about any specific challenges that I may not have considered.
Dan Foy


  • onmybiketooonmybiketoo Posts: 8Member Whisperer
    difficult is an understatement, been on re housing list for over 5 years. What we need just does not exist. our story here http://onmybiketoo.blogspot.co.uk 
  • pippip Posts: 72Member Listener
    though I live in the family home with my elderly mum, I sometimes consider different living arrangements for us both, we usually decide to stay, a service to find suitable places to live in suitable locations for people with disabilities r difficulties might help.
  • HallixHallix Posts: 3Member
    Hi I work for Enham Trust who provide a range of housing options it might help https://www.enhamtrust.org.uk/our-services/housing
  • FoyFoy Posts: 3Member
    Hi, I am based in London but can look for properties for clients in most places in the UK.  If you would like to discuss how I could help please do get in touch.  http://foyspropertysearch.com 
  • TiggerMJTiggerMJ Posts: 1Member Listener
    I am a married mum of 3 children, & I have cerebral palsy. I used to get around using elbow crutches and used a wheelchair occasionally. Last year, I had spinal surgery and was left with spinal trauma, and am now pretty much a full-time wheelchair user. This now means that our current home is no longer suitable. We are waiting to be re-housed in wheelchair accessible housing, and it is proving very difficult. The most recent house we've been offered does not allow me access to the children's bedrooms, which, as a Mum used to being very pro-active in the children's lives, I am very upset about. My local Council do not see this as an issue, as "the downstairs bedroom & wet room meet your needs as a wheelchair user, you don't need to go upstairs". Feeling more useless by the day, when all we want is our 'forever home' and I want to be a Mum & Wife again & be independent, but I feel like I'm asking for the moon.
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