Islington Council won’t rehouse this severely disabled person -appalling video of their struggle just to get in and out of the house.

Alex is severely disabled. Bedbound 90% of the time, unable to use  hands or feet, with life threatening hemiplegic migraines, which cause: stroke-like symptoms, paralysis, seizures, slurring, loss of consciousness, and can lead to coma and death. In excruciating pain, suffering asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and with gait abnormalities in their hands and feet.

Occupational therapy assessed Alex and referred them for a ground-floor, wheelchair-accessible flat in the local area for their support network and GP catchment area. The OT also referred Alex for an electric wheelchair.

Islington Council refuse to give Alex’s rehousing a Category A priority (which is intended for “households where a member of the household has an immediately life-threatening or progressive condition which is seriously affected by their current accommodation.”)

As of December 2016, Alex has spent 7/8 months fighting the council over rehousing and 18 months fighting social services for DPS care.

This video shows the severe problems Alex has leaving and accessing their flat as this involves a hallway and three flights of stairs.

If you agree this is a gross injustice, you can contact the following:

Emily Thornberry MP emily.thornberry.mp@parliament.uk
Richard Watts @RichardWatts01
Cora Nicholls Cora.nicholls@islington.gov.uk

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5 thoughts on “Islington Council won’t rehouse this severely disabled person -appalling video of their struggle just to get in and out of the house.

  1. I am ashamed to be in a country which is led by a government which is so appalling and vindictive towards the disabled community 😦 My heart aches for Alex and all those in this situation and that includes myself, but I am lucky, I have a bungalow that I privately rent – for now!
    Bless you Alex, I truly hope you get a better suited home very soon.

  2. Pingback: Islington Council won’t rehouse this severely disabled person -appalling video of their struggle just to get in and out of the house. | Benefit tales | Jay's Journal

  3. they are good at letting it to fack poeple i live in housing association genesis flat rented to me as a privet flat but my landlord got rehoused as a single parents and desibled the woman was heavily pregnent her husband was there when we signed a contract now she wants me out because i was claiming my benefit, and itold evry one council ,genesis , evry body they dont want to do notting,

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