Delighted to move a client out of hospital and into an accessible property over the weekend!!
We are delighted to announce that we have enabled a client to move out of hospital and into an accessible property for her and her family. They moved over the weekend which is fantastic news.
After a long, frustrating and distressing time in hospital and unable to fully recover with hospital based rehabilitation, our client can now go to an accessible home that will suit her physical needs and most importantly, her family will now be able to join here there…
We were contacted by a Case Manager we’ve worked with before to find properties, and she asked us to help house her client who was medically fit and desperate to get out of hospital.
We also worked with the client’s financial deputy, which is often the case as she has an ongoing compensation claim and has a Court of Protection financial deputy in place.
Asked to find a two bedroom, accessible property near Stoke Mandeville hospital
We were asked to search to prioritise the search for a three bedroom bungalow, with two bathrooms. Failing that, an accessible flat and a property that could be lived in for at least a minimum let of 12 months to allow time for our client to get used to her new life. The other requirements were to find a reasonable sized kitchen-diner and two reception rooms if limited to two bedrooms, as the client will need a space to have therapy.
Just before the Covid19 lock down, we’d put together a report of the properties that could potentially work, at first listing the bungalows we’d found and then some flat options, taking into consideration the pros and cons of all, and what modifications would need to be undertaken.
What properties were we able to find to suit our clients requirements?
Several properties were viewed. A common assumption is that bungalows are accessible. Sadly we find this is not often the case. In fact, in the end it was a first floor property with great access and two lifts that was selected as most suitable.
With most of the property market coming to a standstill, we were delighted to find lovely three bedroom first floor apartment just a stone’s throw from the town centre and amenities which fitted many requirements. Another great thing about this property the OT approved, was it suited the client’s husband work commitments and everyone was happy.
Throughout this hugely disruptive and challenging time, we have worked with the family, the Case Manager, Solicitor’s; firms negotiating back and forth with the agents to get this deal completed.
Thanks to everyone involved and we’re delighted to have found this client a new, accessible home so she can be discharged from hospital and where she can live independently and begin to rehabilitate with their family. Not to mention also freeing up another hospital bed needed by someone else.
Please contact us if you need to move to an accessible home, as we are still here and working safely despite Covid19, and we can still help. Perhaps you’re a Case Manager or Solicitor who has a client who needs to be re homed? Do please contact us.
Most of all, Stay Safe and well on this path we’re on together…
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