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this is a house used solely for temporary accomodation, it is also through a housing association who will not allow us to adapt it. i have absolutely no idea how they came to the conclusion as i havent been able to get anyone to speak to me about it. i know that they spoke on the telephone to jacobs community nurse before making their decison and she has assured me that she made them aware of the fact that we were living with my sister, it had even been discussed at our TAC meeting and we agreed to change all jacobs community care over to our new area (we moved over the boarder to a new county). i could have gotten all the TAC documentation if i had more time but 10 days (6 days i could actually arrange things but the time the letter got to us and taking into account the weekend) just wasnt enough. i gave contact details of all the professionals at the meetings in the letter and told them i was happy for them to make whatever enquiries are needed. it is just ridiculous.
thanks lisa, that is entirely the point ive been trying to make to the housing people. Smile
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I think the council will change their decision if you get representation. Have a look for a housing advice cetre that is not funded by your council, just out of interest which council is it? Someone here may well be able to recommend a good agency local to you and thet would take so much of the stress away!
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as you have moved to new county is there any housing available in other nearby counties? not sure how it works where you are, all councils are different
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it is Plymouth City Council. i was told i could get help from the CAB but i couldnt get an appointment with them within that 10 day period. we are having our first TAC meeting in our new area next tuesday and i know our SNs social worker will be there so im hoping he will have some advice, it has just all come as such a shock, when they initally took my information to assess my case, the homeless officer more or less said that we would be housed within 4 weeks, that was last november, it took them until feb just to reach a decision and that was only through my constant telephoning.
i dont know, they havent actually said it is because they have no housing avaliable, thats just what ive been told by people ive spoken to such as HVs and OTs
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http://www.plymouthpath.org/

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingsupply/growthareas/newgrowthpoints/newgrowthpoints/southwestgrowth/plymouth/

avoid the CAB unless they have a specialist housing caseworker there....... it's a hard mess to clean up if they put their feet in it on your behalf Smile

The council need to accept you as homeless and if you agree they can refer you to another area or association for housing but their duty doesnt end with you until you have a secure tenancy (or a social tenancy on a probationary period) .
I like the look of the PATH organisation, I think they would be on my list for Monday !


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