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    • Polio Dad
    • By Polio Dad 10th Jun 17, 1:25 PM
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    Physically Disabled Student accommodation help
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:25 PM
    Physically Disabled Student accommodation help 10th Jun 17 at 1:25 PM
    My 19 yr old son is severely physically disabled as a result of contracting polio from his first vaccine at 9 weeks old.
    He is very bright and has been accepted at university to do a BA.
    He needs to have 24 hr care and we are being told by the university and social services that we will have to pay for 2 rooms, one for my son and one for the carer. Please can someone advise who should be paying for the second room. We have been told the rules have just changed and therefore the local authority will not pay and neither will the university.
    He has applied for a DSA but have been told that the DSA no longer covers this cost.
    We have also applied for housing benefit from the local authority to the University but have not heard from them at all.
    Sure this is discrimination if, due to his disability, we have to fund 2 rooms.
    Any help or guidance will be appreciated.
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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 11th Jun 17, 7:37 PM
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    Wouldn't Motability conditions insist that the car is at campus for him,rather than just used when he's at home, otherwise he is denied access when you aren't near him ?
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    In order to protect the Scheme, there are a few rules surrounding who can drive your car.
    • Named drivers should live within five miles of the disabled customer’s address. We will, however, consider requests to include drivers outside of this range where this is essential to support the customer’s mobility needs.
    Copied from this link from mobility themselves


    http://www.motability.co.uk/information-for-customers/cars-and-wheelchair-accessible-vehicles-customer-area/your-agreement-named-car-drivers


    Seeing as the disabled person will only be coming a few times a years. Not sure they will allow it.



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    • w06
    • By w06 11th Jun 17, 9:28 PM
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    If the car is going to live several hours from your son and only be used a couple of times a year he'd be better having his PIP paid to him to use for taxis at uni and to rent a car the times he'd have used it at home.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 12th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
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    If the car is going to live several hours from your son and only be used a couple of times a year he'd be better having his PIP paid to him to use for taxis at uni and to rent a car the times he'd have used it at home.
    Originally posted by w06

    It would also release some of the care component that the OP says is spent on the car.
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