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Waiting for an adapted flat

BillyslharrisBillyslharris Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I’m billy, I’ve BPD I’m a paralysed tetraplegic and gay I’m stuck living in a flat I can’t afford at the top of a 7 story block of flats waiting for a council adapted flat, that’s not even the tip of the iceberg.

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,957 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Billyslharris - Welcome to the community, Billy, 'tho I'm very sorry to read about the difficulty you're facing as regards your unsuitable housing. Have you had an Occupational Therapist assess your needs, or do you have an advocate that may also help you?
    Depending upon where you live, VoiceAbility may be able to help with advocacy. See: https://www.voiceability.org/
    I will also ask my friend @thespiceman to advise here, as he has a wealth of understanding about organizations that offer advice for mental health, & some that not only offer support, but can also advocate for you.

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello  @Billyslharris    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this,  I am one of the community champions of the forum.

    We advise and help members of our community.

    As a community champion offer a lot of compassion, empathy and support.

    I also can give the following that be useful to you.

    Mental Health

    These are charities that offer floating support, advice and guidance with your mental health.

    I used all three.  Also accept clientele with disabilities and other problems. Looking at health, housing and anything else.

    https://www.richmondfelowhip.org.uk.

    Telephone 020 7697 3300

    https://www.mind.org.uk.

    Telephone 0300 123 3393

    https://www.rethink.org.

    Telephone 0121 522 7007

    Last one is an advocate charity. Useful for help with medical professionals. Speak on your behalf.

    Organisations might not be in all areas.

    Stonewalls Information Service for you  mentioned your gay.

    https://www.stonewall.org.uk.

    Helpline 08000 50 20 20

    These are welfare organisations, charities used them for a crisis. Any problems.

    Offer a range of welfare, support and advice.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk.

    Helpline 020 7367 4500

    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk.

    This is my own housing association has properties all over UK.

    They support members of our community. Offer support workers, assisted, supported living.

    Do offer also mental heath support.   

    https://www.homegroup.org.uk.

    Please if I can help further please get in touch.

    You are not alone.

    Please take care .

    @thespiceman













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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,470 Scope community team
    Hi @Billyslharris and a very warm welcome to the community! I'm sorry you are currently not in suitable housing.

    Here is information on getting more suitable accommodation and moving house which you might find useful.

    Sources of housing advice

    • Shelter offers free, confidential advice to people with all kinds of housing problems.
    • Habinteg is a housing provider offering and promoting accessible, adaptable and affordable homes.
    • The House Shop allows you to find, buy, rent or sell accessible homes that have been built, adapted or modified for wheelchair users.
    • Accessible housing in Wales is a list of housing resources if you live in Wales.
    Also, have you seen an occupational therapist at all? They may be able to provide equipment to make things a little easier.

    Please do let us know how you get on.
    Community Partner
    Scope
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