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(03-03-2011, 12:44 PM)getthekettleon Wrote: Hiya
I can’t find anything specific for this but one thought is that if you are on benefits such as Income Support then you would be eligible for a Community Care grant. You should qualify under 2 criteria – that you need help because you and your family face exceptional pressure, such as family breakdown or because one of you has a long-term illness and the other is that you look after someone who is ill or disabled. It will be hard to get it, you will need to explain in detail how much stress you are under, how it will benefit you to move closer to family, etc and if you have a social worker or health visitor or someone who can provide evidence to support your claim then you will have a greater chance of getting the grant.
Sorry, can’t do links but there is also a charity called Smile for Life who do grants for all sorts of things for disabled children and families and they would definitely be worth speaking to.
Jayne
Hi, thankyou- i have already applied for a community care grant, i put in detail about the pressure/stress i am under living with no support but they have turned it down on the frounds they are not allowed to help with what i asked for.
(03-03-2011, 02:27 PM)corinne Wrote: if you are on the housing list for a council house did you fill in a medical needs form?? i am assuming that the reason you want to move to the area is you have family living there? also make sure that is on the form as well, also do you have a social worker as they might be able to write a letter showing that you need to move for your health as well as you need the support that you arent getting where you living at the moment. like getthekettleon says you might be eligible for a grant or some help from the social fund with the actual moving and council housing tend to give some money for doing the house up when you get a council house
also if you havent applied this year family fund can help with removal costs as well
I filled in the medical needs form, i dont have any 'official' family there, but people i have known all my life who want to and can help. I have just applied to family fund for a specialist buggy and car seat as these have to take priority.
(03-03-2011, 03:55 PM)wweangelica Wrote: good luck hope that you get a move to your area you want soon, i know that some places can oftern help with deposits for private rental, and if we get get into a private rental, you can apply for housing /council tax benfit.
Thankyou Smile
(03-03-2011, 08:12 PM)josiep Wrote: HI , when we moved from a property which was no longer suited for my sons needs the council gave us a relocation grant which i think most council will do, it paid for removals and carpets. I had to get three independant quotes for each then thay paid the cheapest. As its in your sons interests to relocate aswell maybe you could ask your council about the relocation grant.
Good luck
josie x
Thanks, i will look into it, its not so much the removal costs as i have friends with vans who will help, its the deposit and advance rent i really cant afford Sad
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I just checked with my council, the only relocation grant they offer is to move within the district so no good for me Sad


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