council/social housing gobsmacked allocated in a month

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    mitch
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    i have been searching for a bungalow with a wetroom with easy access etc as my back is getting worse and worse. i assumed i would be in for a long wait if i got one at all as i am on my own and its not as if i am currently in a high rise or something.

    i only need 1 bedroom and a wetroom rather than a bath and need the room as i aint small and most shower cubicles are tiny.

    i started making bids etc 3 weeks ago and friday i got a call to go and look at a bungalow not far away, now i assumed i would be one of many veiwing and that i would be well down the list. but at the end of the tour and the assesment by the disabilities lady they said i could have it. and bonus the rent is £50 a month less than i am paying now and its all mains so no more gas bottles so i will save on heating.

    you could have knocked me over with a feather, so wednesday sign lease and look to sort out carpets and removals that should be fun with covid.

     

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    Graeme

    Good luck with the move mitch!

    I live in a ground floor 1 bed sheltered flat in Surrey that has a large wet room and i’d also like to move but unlike you i’ve done nothing yet to try and find somewhere else.

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    Georgie

    That;s great news, Mitch!  My older brother’s in sheltered housing (1 bedroom bungalow) and had to wait about 8 months to get somewhere within reasonable distance of the rest of the family – he’s about 15 miles/30 minute drive from our mum and our older sister.  But as we know, some people have to wait years.

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    ajn
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    👍 @Mitch

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    mitch
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    even more bonkers this afternoon the council rang to see if i wanted to look at a newly renovated ground floor flat with a wetroom. so thats 2 different social housing providers in a week offering veiwings.

    i wonder if they arent getting any enquiries because of covid. i reckon i must have just struck it lucky. most everything i bid on i came up as between applicant 15-20 or higher. the newly renovated flat only had 3 bids.

    maybe its the area.

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    Georgie

    Spoilt for choice?  Makes a nice change. 🙂

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    mitch
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    who would have thunk it, carpet fitters around here are swamped, ive spent all day trying to even get quotes and they are all saying it would be a month before they can fit owt.

    at least someones busy lol

    #126768 Reply
    File28

    Congratulations on your new bungalow hope all goes smoothly with the move

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    Confusicated
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    Two things:

    Congratulations! Very well done. It took us almost a year to be offered a bungalow with a wet room – my wife is a wheelchair user and I am also disabled.

     

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    #127055 Reply
    Martinod

    Mitch You are using GAS BOTTLES in a house not gas piped in from company that’s strange

     

    #127056 Reply
    mitch
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    no i am currently in a park home and its an old site and the homes are a mixture of lpg, oil and mains depending on their age. i am in an older one at the moment so its lpg cylinders not a problem until it runs out at 4 in the morning and its blowing a hooley. i  am moving to what used to be termed a council house, well bungalow. now an arms length social housing provider.

    #127113 Reply
    Martinod

    Ok Mitch that why gas bottles then ,, good luck in your new home

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