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(10-22-2009, 08:40 AM)cathrine Wrote: we have max points on med form and standard housing

bedroom 1 is 12ft x 4ft both ways it is a L shaped room with 8ftx4ft taken up by safespace which disabled child sleeps

bedroom 2 is 10ftx 13ft

we dont have double glazing so its very cold costs a arm and leg to heat we do have CH and coal fires

If two people of the opposite sex have to sleep in the same room the accommodation will be overcrowded unless the two people are:

a married or cohabiting couple, or
at least one occupant is under ten years old.
The number of people of the same sex (unless they are a same-sex couple) who can sleep in one room is restricted by the size of the room (see below).

The amount of space in each room
Rooms that are counted include living rooms, bedrooms and large kitchens. For the space and floor area calculations:

children under one year old are ignored
children under ten years old and over one count as a half
rooms under 50 square feet are ignored.
As a general rule:

1 room = 2 people
2 rooms = 3 people
3 rooms = 5 people
4 rooms = 7.5 people
5 or more rooms = 2 people per room.
But the floor area of a room also determines how many people can sleep in it:

floor area 110 sq feet (10.2 sq metres approx) = 2 people
floor area 90 - 109 sq ft (8.4 - 10.2 sq m approx) = 1.5 people
floor area 70 - 89 sq ft (6.5 - 8.4 sq m approx) = 1 person
floor area 50 - 69 sq ft (4.6 - 6.5 sq m approx) = 0.5 people.

So you can safely say you are very overcrowded and are eligible for rehousing.
So the medical needs have been granted then?
Where abouts are you on the list?

Have you also been in touch with Shelter?
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(10-22-2009, 08:40 AM)cathrine Wrote: we have max points on med form and standard housing

bedroom 1 is 12ft x 4ft both ways it is a L shaped room with 8ftx4ft taken up by safespace which disabled child sleeps

bedroom 2 is 10ftx 13ft

we dont have double glazing so its very cold costs a arm and leg to heat we do have CH and coal fires

If two people of the opposite sex have to sleep in the same room the accommodation will be overcrowded unless the two people are:

a married or cohabiting couple, or
at least one occupant is under ten years old.
The number of people of the same sex (unless they are a same-sex couple) who can sleep in one room is restricted by the size of the room (see below).

The amount of space in each room
Rooms that are counted include living rooms, bedrooms and large kitchens. For the space and floor area calculations:

children under one year old are ignored
children under ten years old and over one count as a half
rooms under 50 square feet are ignored.
As a general rule:

1 room = 2 people
2 rooms = 3 people
3 rooms = 5 people
4 rooms = 7.5 people
5 or more rooms = 2 people per room.
But the floor area of a room also determines how many people can sleep in it:

floor area 110 sq feet (10.2 sq metres approx) = 2 people
floor area 90 - 109 sq ft (8.4 - 10.2 sq m approx) = 1.5 people
floor area 70 - 89 sq ft (6.5 - 8.4 sq m approx) = 1 person
floor area 50 - 69 sq ft (4.6 - 6.5 sq m approx) = 0.5 people.

So you can safely say you are very overcrowded and are eligible for rehousing.
So the medical needs have been granted then?
Where abouts are you on the list?

Have you also been in touch with Shelter?
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yes shelter have be very helpful although i have not applied for homeless status as they would only place me in a hostel,im very wary of doing this due to SS stating that it would be unsuitable and a care order would be applied for to remove him

we are on of the list of about 2000 ppl top of the list but at present the only 4bed social houses are a total of 5
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(10-22-2009, 08:57 AM)cathrine Wrote: yes shelter have be very helpful although i have not applied for homeless status as they would only place me in a hostel,im very wary of doing this due to SS stating that it would be unsuitable and a care order would be applied for to remove him

we are on of the list of about 2000 ppl top of the list but at present the only 4bed social houses are a total of 5
But your homeless within a home so you dont have to accept the hostel.
I would take more advice from shelter and really consider this.
But the thing is in reality if they only have 5 4 bedroom houses,they cant chuck people out so its a bit of a rock and a hard place.
Would social services not allow you to take on a 3 bedroom property of the provision of adaptions being made within 12 months?

Have you got a social worker assisting you because i get the impression they are not helping just adding more stress to the problem?
Could you speak with a manager at social services or maybe contact your Local Mp or local paper?
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