Do you have a case for what exactly?
What is difference between moving into respite or the empty flat?
Thank you for your email.
Respite care would be in a care home where my Mother would be looked after and able to recover from her ordeal.
An empty flat is just that an empty flat. My Mother was in a very distressed state when the pipe burst. Hanover housing have offered to pack and move my Mothers belongings but will not agree to pay for two weeks Respite Care.
My Mother is currently staying in the Guest Room which has not been adapted for people with disabilities. She said she needs a break so do you think we have the right to ask Hanover to pay for Respite care which is £850 weekly for a period of two weeks? I have asked but they have refused.
I await your reply,
We have been in contact with the Social Worker to try and get a placement for my Mother in a care home but they have said according to their assessment Mum is ok to live at home
This is outside my area of expertise now so I will opt out for anotherexpert.
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The Housing Association have a duty to offer reasonable suitable alternative accomodation during the period whilst repairs are being undertaken. This would not extend to respite care as that is basically superior to the accomodation that they are moving her from. Having said that, given her flat has been flooded it would have been a nice gesture but they have no legal obligation to provide respite care in these circumstances.
I appreciate that this is not what you wanted to read but only an honest answer is of any value to you. If there are any further points please reply