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Spoke to the DSS about a Community care grant for help with moving

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sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 17:24:57

ANd she said I should be entitled to one, I asked about carpets and two new beds and she said put them on the form too. Fingers crossed......

spacecadet Tue 05-Jul-05 18:06:38

good luck

kid Tue 05-Jul-05 18:07:44

that will be a great help if you can get that won't it. Good luck!

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:22:13

Just worried about the moving cost really, noone can help this time so no point getting a self drive van, just want to be able to load up one huge van and go......

kid Tue 05-Jul-05 18:23:05

check out the prices in the local paper for 'man with a van' They should be alot cheaper than companies.

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:26:48

I wan to do one load and be gone, don't want to have to come back and fro, also if they see we are back quite quickly they will realise that we are only moving about 15 minutes drive away but if we use one van and go they will think that we are moving miles away.

starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 18:28:55

sparkly... how does the community care grant work? who is entitled?

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:34:38

if you look at the DSS site, just search Community care grants, it will tell you who is entitled,, its a grant from the social fund that you don't have to pay back

nutcracker Tue 05-Jul-05 18:37:09

Starlover AFAIK you have to be in reciept of the main benefits like, Job seekers, Housing benefit, Disability benefit etc.

We applied for one when we moved but as we only get WTC and CTC we weren't entitled.

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:38:24

The lady said because I have two disabled kids I should be able to get it, also I am on Income support

starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 18:39:37

oh thanks. it's for my cousin. council have just found her a flat but no carpet etc etc and no white goods.
they're on full benefits, she has a 10m old baby and her dp can't work as he has cancer atm...

will look into it! thanks!

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:42:15

community care grants they should be entitled because he is ill.

starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 18:45:00

thanks SM... looks promising! will make sure they apply!

how're the houses progressing? have you been over to see them yet?

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 18:47:16

no, dh won't let me go over there yet All I know is suitable (downstairs loo, level assess to front and rear of house, allocted parking) but I have no idea how far along the building is

starlover Tue 05-Jul-05 18:48:26

awww why won't he? party pooper!
still exciting though! a brand new house... wish i had one!!!

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 22:32:39

DH is a boring sod sometimes.

champs Tue 05-Jul-05 22:51:54

arrghhhhhh!!! what have I missed!!!!!!!
so happy for you x100

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 22:56:52

Champs, I have been offered a BRAND NEW 4 bed house, that will be ready in oct-dec on the new estate in the next town......

giraffeski Tue 05-Jul-05 23:17:01

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sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 23:23:26

I just need something that will take everything in one go.......

sparklymieow Tue 05-Jul-05 23:24:45

I am clearing out all my crap so hopefully won't have that much on the day, though I do have two large sofas, a 90cm cooker, fridefreezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer

giraffeski Wed 06-Jul-05 13:33:42

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spacecadet Wed 06-Jul-05 17:02:16

sparkly, dont know what benefits you are on but if you are on income support you are entitled to have your moving costs paid for by the dss.

sparklymieow Wed 06-Jul-05 17:17:33

I am on Income support, how do I get that SC??

giraffeski Wed 06-Jul-05 20:24:07

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