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Carers UK Forum • Council flat extra bedroom entitled?
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Council flat extra bedroom entitled?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:48 pm
by Dee_1804
Hi new here not sure were this is keant to be posted on what forum but my dads got dementia (mild ish) he lives alone in a flat thats freezing as its a old property no double glazing dilipated etc ive asked the council to move him got a letter from hes gp but nothing they will not put him back on the housing register or give him medical points even though hes got dementia copd asthma is 71 yrs old he has to sleep in the living room i sleep in a camp bed in the kitchen thats how cold hes back bedroom is in the winter .so now seems like theres no option but to swap im wondering if he would be entitled to a 2 bed under the grounds that i provide 3 nights care for him and need a bedroom (im female)
I really dont want him to move but due to the flat being so cold and a neighbour causing trouble down stairs and bullying him (alcoholic tempramental bully that lives by herself and is olaying on the fact my dads not well) it seems he has no choice he hates the flat and lives 3 miles away
He doesnt want carer rs ss involved

Re: Council flat extra bedroom entitled?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:51 am
by bowlingbun
If he has dementia then you have to be the one taking control, because his decision making will be flawed. That means contacting Social Services for a Needs Assessment for dad, and a Carers Assessment for you. Contact the Rent Officer about the standard of the property, because the landlord has a duty to meet basic standards.
Is dad claiming Attendance Allowance - you can take over control of his benefits by becoming his DWP Appointee, then you can claim on his behalf. Is dad claiming exemption from Council Tax due to "severe mental impairment"? Have you contact the Alzheimer's Society?