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Have you been treated unfairly by landlord because you're disabled? £50 giftcard for your help

AlexAlex Posts: 1,325Scope Team Scope community team
edited June 2018 in Scope's research panel
Citizens Advice would like to speak to anyone who thinks they've ever been treated unfairly or badly by a landlord, property manager or letting agent and thought it might be because they are disabled.

The unfair or bad treatment could relate to things like: 

  • reasonable adjustments not being made to their home
  • getting a worse service than someone else
  • being asked to leave or being evicted
  • not being rented somewhere
  • any kind of harassment or victimization because of their disability

Citizens Advice writing some new advice content to help people check if they're being discriminated against in housing, and give them guidance on what to do about it. We'd like to speak to people for about 45-minutes, ask them about their experience and show them a few web pages of advice to see what they think of it. This will be an interview, that can happen remotely from the participants home using screen sharing software (JoinMe), or we could arrange time for them to come to our London office near St Paul's.

As a thank you Citizens Advice are offering a £50 gift card for your time and support.
If you are interested in being involved please contact Liz Roberts on either [email protected] or 020 7619 7150.

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  • HolmesHolmes Posts: 1Member Listener
    edited June 2018
    I suffer with chronic lower back pain, sciatica, asthma, COPD, am diabetic (2) and am on oxygen 16hours a day for Pulmonary Hypertension. I have a mobility scooter but can't use it as my Housing Association will not provide a ramp for me.  I am housebound 24/7 I sometimes get out for a couple of hours if my Daughter brings her car around.  I get lonely during the day and wish I could just get out more often.  I have been a tenant of my Housing Association for 37 years which apparently counts for nothing.

    Hazel Brennan
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