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Flat with a balcony?

Mon 24 Oct 2016 9:10pm

Hi guys. Haven't been here for quite a while now for various reasons but well need on advise from someone who understands...

Thing is... I'm on 2 bed ground floor flat with tiny garden at the moment (Coucil  Flat) My 2 boys (older 5y Xavier have is on spectrum and have right sided cerebral palsy, younger Eric is 3y and is also on spectrum and suspected ADHD) currently have bedroom each (they are not allowed to share room), so me & my hubby leaves in lounge/kitchen. Also we have to small of a bathroom to fit a toilet frame (for Xavier) and as we're eligible and on the homebid list (for a year now) for 3 bedroom Coucil will not change a bath in to walk in shower until we move to our "forever" home. 

Due to above we are obviously in a need to move. Now there is property which is perfect for our needs and with lift (its 2nd floor). Except I'm 90% sure it dose have balcony. Problem is if I bid I will 99% win the property, and if it have that balcony I'm struggle to think to actually move to it! U see Eric is the kind of child who climbs on everything at all times. Running all the time (even in to a walk literally) and have -100% of any awareness of any danger. I know I can put like safety gate and looks on the balcony doors etc but I'm 100% sure it wouldn't help as my hubby always forgetting to close our garden door or kitchen safety gate etc... Don't know is it better to wait like another year or more (it's 1st single level flat advert within a year!) or to bid and move and believe my hubby will remember to close that door and locks etc?? And basically is it even rational idea to life in the flat with balcony with child like Eric?! He's growing so fast and learning how to opens all sorts of locks etc, and moving chairs to climb higher??? But then on the other side Xavier will always have meltdowns at bathing times and will never starts to use  toilet till we will move! He's going to be 6 in January and is still in nappies!!

Im feel at lost... Any advise? Experience on the matter??

 

PS Sorry for such a long post...

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  • CCaccavone's picture

    Hi Nnatalla89

    I wonder how you have been getting on? Sorry no-one has repsonded to your post; I also had a dig around to see if I could find someone with a similar experience but this seems like a new one.

    I suggest getting in touch with your local MP to discuss the situation and the requirements of the accommodation to keep your family safe. Housing options will be something that your MP should be familiar with. 

    Do let us all know how you get on. This could also help others in future. 

    Happy holidays to you all

    Clare 

    Clare Caccavone, Head of Learner & Family Engagement at Ambitious about Autism
  • CCaccavone's picture

    Hi Nnatalla89

    I wonder how you have been getting on? Sorry no-one has repsonded to your post; I also had a dig around to see if I could find someone with a similar experience but this seems like a new one.

    I suggest getting in touch with your local MP to discuss the situation and the requirements of the accommodation to keep your family safe. Housing options will be something that your MP should be familiar with. 

    Do let us all know how you get on. This could also help others in future. 

    Happy holidays to you all

    Clare 

    Clare Caccavone, Head of Learner & Family Engagement at Ambitious about Autism
  • SherpaMum's picture

    You definitely need your forever home. Can you check if there is a balcony? If there is can the doors to it be changed to doors that don't lock. If not you will forever be worrying about hubby locking the door and the children will pick up on your worry.

    I hope you find somewhere.

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