David was living in a private rented property that was in disrepair and had no heating. David had severe mobility problems and there were concerns around him having to climb the stairs to the bedroom and bathroom. David was feeling very depressed by his situation and was low in motivation.
His worker helped David think about change, both in relation to his substance misuse and his housing issues. We helped David apply through Propertypoolplus and obtain information from his doctor to increase his PPP banding on health and welfare grounds.
His worker provided extensive support in maximising David’s income including Personal Independence Payment on both care and mobility and Employment Support Allowance. David had several debt issues and these were negotiated and a payment plan set up.
David had needs around his health and dependency issues. We liaised with his drug agency on a reduction programme and with his doctor in relation to securing the appropriate medication for his depression. This allowed David to reduce his dependency intake to a minimal level. His doctor also supported him around his physical health referring him to the appropriate specialist units.
David has now secured a ground floor flat that was suitable to his mobility needs. His drug issues have been so improved that he has stopped using altogether. David has had his income maximised which enables him to remove his debt issues. David feels the changes that have occurred have given him control over his life and a brighter future.