Back in July I wrote this post on Bromford Living (aka Homezone) which led to one the leaders of housing team coming out – at the time I felt positive they had changed my ‘sign’ up back to when I actually signed up. But that’s where it ends..
Last time I bid on somethings: 21/06/2012
Last time something suitable was online: 21/06/2012
This week 4 bungalows are available – but I can’t bid on them as I’m not 60, my parents are both over 60 and I think if you told them they had to bid on a bungalow they would probably feel a little offended as both can climb up and down stairs perfectly fine!
Out of interest these over 60s who are being moved into the bungalows where are they moving from?
There’s a 2 bedroomed property – level access shower, ground floor, can’t bid on that as it’s two bedroom, even though I could easily prove it would be medically useful to have 2 bedrooms! Reason being they are changing the laws on housing benefit so you have some taken away if you’re under occupied. But we pay our own rent now (or well would do if I wasn’t refusing to pay it).
Yup you read that right – I’ve had it up to well I’ve just down right had enough WHY should I be paying for the privilege of perhaps being badly injured?
I might actually take a picture of these ‘stairs’ which even scare the most mobile of people! They are concrete steps that have been painted (slip slide) that now have a lovely layer of moss forming over the top (Painted Stairs + English Weather + moss anyone?)
So it’s been 2 years since I had a wash in my own home, I’m running a death course just getting in and out of my home daily without factoring in that I have mobility problems so I can’t actually do stairs without a lot of pain and balance problems.
All I want is a SAFE place to live, a place to call my own, somewhere I won’t be ridiculed for my mobility problems, I won’t fear that someone might break in and I can actually get in and out of without fear of injury, but alas according to my local council and local housing association that is in fact too much to ask.