Mrs Robinson lives in Trimdon with her three children. The property has a downstairs bathroom, curved staircase and steps into the property. Her disabilities meant that she was unable to access the bathroom facilities during the night, struggled to access her home and had difficulties in getting up and down the stairs in her home.
She contacted Durham County Council to request adaptations to her home and was subsequently referred to livin’s Occupational Therapist for assessment. Upon visiting the property it was determined that the property was not suitable for adapting to meet the needs of Mrs Robinson and the Occupational Therapist advised Mrs Robinson to consider applying to move to a suitably adapted property, that would not only would meet the needs of Mrs Robinson but would also be suitable for her family.
Working with DCC and livin’s Housing and Communities Team, the Occupational Therapist assisted Mrs Robinson to apply to move and supported her in the process which resulted in her being successfully rehoused to a property in Newton Aycliffe which had a wet room located on the upper floor, a downstairs toilet. livin also fitted a stairlift to enable Mrs Robinson to move easily between the ground and upper floor. The joint working between the teams has successfully resulted in Mrs Robinson’s current and future needs being addressed and will enable the tenancy to be sustained.
Mrs Robinson stated “it has been brilliant, I am happy with everything that has been done for me and my family. Every has been done to a satisfactory standard”.