Housing Investigation - Evidence
My fiancé and I purchased a bungalow last year and it needs some further adaptations to the bathroom and kitchen. We found we were ineligible for DFG. Your joint income in the means-test needs to be pretty low which means that most - if not all -disabled people who work and are in a relationship are ineligible. Yet again we have a situation where it does not pay to work, and disabled people are penalised financially if they work or their partner works. The burden of adaptations falls completely on us. It will take a long time to save enough to afford the adaptations and we will need to seek alternative finance.
Tanvi Vyas, Edgware
I've come across hardly any estate agents' websites that show a variation of accessible rooms. Also, accessible rooms are difficult to articulate for various conditions - many rooms have facilities adapted to a low level for wheelchair users, however, sometimes the opposite adaptations are needed for other physical impairments.
Mindi Virdee, Hayes, Middlesex
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