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Housing needs

Sadly, often accommodation does not meet an individual’s needs after a serious accident, or injury, or in the face of disability, and alternative accommodation or adaptations are required.

Disabled facilities grants

Disabled facilities grants can be made available in an appropriate case. Frequently disputes arise in relation to the assessment process. There may be argument as to whether the works are both "necessary and appropriate" and "reasonable and practicable" in relation to the property. There can be disputes as to the level of adaptations needed. It can be an uphill struggle and a daunting process. We help families and individuals through the assessment process.

Allocation of social housing

In the case of council tenants Local Authorities are obliged to ensure that reasonable preference is given to people who need to move on medical or welfare grounds. The Housing Act specifically requires housing authorities to give additional preference or priority within their allocation scheme to people needing to move urgently because of a sudden disability. Once again frequently disputes can arise regarding allocation and in affording reasonable preference in circumstances where there is a shortage of social housing and even more so adapted housing stock. We support families and individuals in that process.

Have an enquiry? Please contact Paula Barnes or phone 0808 231 6491.

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