Does the local authority have a duty of care to take into consideration that the person's son has been diagnosed with ADHD and needs his own room?
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about housing laws?
My sister in law has to leave her family home as she is under occupying by one room after her father passed away from covid. Although she does fit the cirtira for special circumstances to stay, ie was a full time career before her father passed, lived there nearly 28 years, and has supporting medical letters stating she is clinically depressed and has suicidal tendencies, her local authority refuse to let her stay.
She did seek legal aid but there was nothing they could do, and was given a discretionary tenancy while she waited to be rehomed.
This has been going on for nearly a year now, and in that time her son has been diagnosed with ADHD and CAMS have wrote a letter stating due to his violent out bursts, he needs his own room for his safety and that of his younger brother.
Her son's new diagnosation should mean he is entitled to his own room as he is classed as having a disability. Does anyone know if the local authority has a duty of care to take this into consideration? And if they still refuse, can she appeal?
She works full time, pays full rent and is really struggling mentally, financially and emotionally at the moment.
Any advice would be gratefully appreacted.
12th March 2022