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What is my borough duty of care to me please?

Rs13Rs13 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I really need some help with my disabilities and housing. Sorry in advance if I miss out words etc whilst typing. Any advice would be hugely appreciated 

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  • gnmeadsgnmeads Member Posts: 185 Pioneering
    Hi Rs13 welcome to the Scope community.  What specifically would you like help with?
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,838 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rs13
    Welcome to the community! How can we help?
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Rs13Rs13 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for the replies. I have been in and out of care homeless still and the council won't help me. I'm so confused I need a permanent stable environment due to not only my medical need but my mother's too cos she has issues too. What is my borough duty of care to me please?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,643 Scope community team
    Hi @Rs13 and welcome to the community! I am sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately Scope do not specialise in housing but I hope the community can continue to offer you advice. I will move your discussion to the housing section. Have you contacted Shelter? They may be able to provide support :) Wishing you all the best and please do let us know how you get on!
    Community Partner
    Scope

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,617 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Unfortunately when it comes to social housing it's not as simple as just giving a house to someone, even if they have disabilities. In most areas all over the country there's huge waiting lists and for those without children, it's even longer.

    Most councils will advise you to look at the private rental sector and that's just as difficult. Most areas even for privately rented the landlords won't accept those claiming benefits. The ones that will ask for a guarantor. Are you able to live with your mother?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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