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    Disabled Friendly

    Contacted Wimpey Homes , Keepmoat Homes , ****** Homes, in regards to the new homes they are building across Renfrewshire , and asked if there will be any Disabled Friendly Homes being built . The reply was simple and blunt , They dont do this type of home.
    Contacted my local Councillor , who says there is no legislation to enforce builders to build this type of home . The legislation only applies to businesses. The local authority and Housing associations have a long waiting list.
    I find it appalling this day and age, big companies who are asking local authorities for planning permission and buying their land , are not obliged to build even 1 or 2 Disabled friendly homes per 50 or 100 homes.

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    I agree Billy. Housing
    for disabled people is a nightmare. Smaller things and holidays for the disabled have hugely inflated prices. We are easy prey.

    Do you have the knowhow and funds to organise to build your own?
    Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    Thanks for replying Lynne , Would be too embarrassed to try and raise funds. Had tons of replies from politicians who dont know their own legislation or policy. or sit on the fence when asked to change it. just pissed off and struggling with stairs a wee bit.

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    Good afternoon Billy

    I have been saying precisely this to the people who are organising the housing campaign for the MNDA in that campaigning for grants to improve your house is all very well providing you have a house that is suitable to be improved.

    Which we do not of course so we are having to move house.

    I have a project for which I may have some money but no trustees for the charity I need to establish that support it - I am a charity hand of some long-standing including being a professional fundraiser - if you know anybody who might wish to become a trustee or anybody else on the forum might wish to put up their hand I'd be very pleased to hear from them
    Warmly


    Andy

    ​Diagnosed 03/2015. Limb onset (arm) sporadic ALS/MND.
    MND hitting - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder

    "Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"

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    Hi on a slightly positive note, My local council are building 14,yes14 bungalows, specially adapted for disabled, wide door ways, open plan, wet room etc, however they are 50k more than a standard bungalow, to give you some perspective this is new build area of around 3,500 homes. The population of the town is around 180,000
    It's a start I guess
    S

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    well done to that local authority, I stay in Paisley , Snp heading for the hills when i asked about buying adisabled build . anyway lost interest now.

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