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Need to downsize desperately

dazz69dazz69 Member Posts: 20 Listener
Has anyone had dealings with clarion housing as we have just applied as desperate to downsize due to my partner having a stroke an not being able to afford our 3bed now with bedroom tax our current landlord unable to help an local council say not a priority because we in a property but struggling an getting into debt an partner does
not need stress an worry since her stroke any advice gratefully received 😊

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,220 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Have you thought about a house swap with another person? Sometimes there's people that desperately need a larger property and are unable to get one so swapping is something maybe you can look into. Is it just the 2 of you living in the house?
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,509 Scope community team
    Hi @dazz69. What size property are you hoping to move into? Most councils are usually desperate for people to downsize. Hopefully Clarion will be able to help you. 

    In the meantime, to help with the costs of the bedroom tax have you looked into applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment? I've linked to some more information below:
    https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/benefits/discretionary_housing_payments_dhp
    Senior Community Partner
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,251 Scope community team
    Hi @dazz69, how are you getting on? :)
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  • Sue52Sue52 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    Hi @dazz69
    I am also with Clarion and my daughter will be moving out within the next couple of weeks. I have a two bed flat (obviously i am not saying I could exchange lol). I do however, understand where you are coming from. I know they will charge me bedroom tax and am looking into it. 
    The advice you have been given is great and I shall also be following it. 
    I wish you all the best and I hope things get sorted for you and your wife very soon 
    Take Care 
    Sue 


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