Moving Tips for the Disabled

Moving homes is one of the most stressful experiences that we face in life, being a disabled mover can be even more daunting. In any case it is therefore essential to plan ahead before your moving date and ensure that you get all the help and support that you need, here are some tips to help whilst in the moving process.

  • There are several organizations including your local Houston council that will offer relocation grants so that your new home will be adapted to your requirements, such grants will cover widening of internal and external doors and ramps if required, lower light fittings and worktops, specially adapted shower or bath rooms, stair lifts and down stairs bedroom if necessary. It is essential that you apply for such grants and services at least 3 to 6 months before you move into your new property.
  • You may also be entitled to an interest free loan to cover your moving costs, deposits and any household appliances that you may require.
  • Ensure you start de-cluttering your belongings in advanced to ensure that you only move with your essential items, this will save time and money.
  • It is a good idea to have one box of essential items for your first night in your new home, so you will not have to root through all your possessions to find those little essentials, it may also be beneficial to get local take away numbers so you can enjoy a stress free evening meal in your new Houston home.
  • Always ask for help if required get friends and family involved in your move and help sort out your possessions you can also ask your carer if you have one to help on a weekly basis with your move.
  • There are several moving services that will assist with your house move at a subsidised charge and offer additional services such as painting and decorating, DIY and minor repairs; many also offer gardening services, so your new home will be fully ready to move into.
  • It is essential that you have a face to face meeting with your Houston Moving company before you hire any, ensuring that the company can carry out any special needs or requirements that you need.
  • If you are a blue badge holder you do not need to inform your new council however you will need to inform your local council approximately six weeks before your blue badge expires so they issue you with a new badge.
  • If you are a car owner it may be beneficial to find a new home with a private driveway for ease of access, if only roadside parking is available then it is advisable to know how much this will cost per year.
  • Your local council will also give you all the information regarding community transport if you require it.
  • It is also important that if you are moving from outside your local area to ensure that you register with the local GP, to ensure that you will not miss any important medication that you require.
  • If you’re new home is not adapted to your needs it may be vial to get planning permission before you move house this can be done online with your local authority.
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