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    Housing Advice!


    My name is Paula, I’m 34 years old and have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. I currently work full-time as a teacher and am keen to continue working for as long as possible, with this in mind I am now going through the assessment process for an electric wheelchair, this means I will be able to work for a bit longer.

    My question is around housing. I currently own my own home, whilst I don’t need any adaptions it’s not ideal. I know eventually I am going to have to give up work and claim some form of Housing Benefit, which I will not be able to claim if I own my own property. Ideally, I would like to sell my home and go into rented accommodation so that in the fututre when I do need to claim benefit I will be able to, however, it’s been a minefield!

    I’ve heard horror stories of people moving into rented places and the Landlord decides to sell, hence they have to move out with 3 months notice etc. I need to move somewhere where I have stability and can live long-term. I have tried to look into Housing Association etc but the information out there is huge and confusing! Can anyone give me some advice on how I apply for Housing Association, do you feel this is a suitable option, are there any other options out there for me?

    I would really appreciate any help or advice you can give me as I need to make plans to move and my head feels like it’s going to explode with all the research I have tried to do!

    Thank you!

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    Re: Housing Advice!

    Hi Julia, I’ve locked this thread so people can reply in the thread you created in the “Ask our team” section. It’s a brilliant post by the way, and I think lots of people in a similar situation to yours will find it really helpful. :)

    I’ve let our Care and Support team know about your request, but please all feel free to offer your own advice. As I said in my first post, we’re all experts in our own way.


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