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    • Hi MIE   I have prepared for the fact that I might not win, although I would very much like to but has been factored into my plans to deal with my current debt and helping to reduce it.    In in regards to documentation....I have been asking for specific information, which they have refused to provide me with since 2013 and not just since I received the claim.    I’ve not received any documents or a response to my SAR.    Particulars of claim in #5.    Defence below (I know it’s not the best, but it’s all I could come up with).   DEFENCE   1. The Defendant received the claim xxxxxxxx from the Northampton County Court Business Centre on 10/08/2019.   2. Each and every allegation in the Claimants statement of case is denied unless specifically admitted in this Defence.   3. This claim relates to an alleged salary overpayment.   4. It is admitted that the Defendant was employed by the Claimant from 02/02/2009 until 31/08/2011.   5. It is admitted that the Defendant has made a payment of £465 to the Claimant.   6. It is denied that the Defendant owes this whole amount as the Claimant has not provided the information and documents requested.   8. The Defendant is unable identify through financial records that amounts were received as alleged.   9. The Claimant has failed to provide bank account details of where payments were made despite being requested to provide this information.   7. The Claimants particulars of the claim fails to give adequate information to enable me to properly assess my position with regards the claim.   8. The Defendant contends that the Claimant is a public body that is requesting interest on a debt that is alleged to have been incurred as a result of a salary overpayment and not a credit agreement.   9. The Defendant contends that the Claimant is requesting interest from a date that is Statute Barred.   10. On the 12/08/2019 the Defendant sent a request for inspection of documents mentioned in the claimant’s statement of case under Civil Procedure Rule 31.14 to Claimant’s Solicitor].   11. Claimant’s Solicitor has not sent any of these documents to the Defendant.   12. The Defendant has asked the Claimant Solicitor if we may agree to extend the time period allowed for filing of the defence pending receipt of documents (as allowed under CPR 15.5), but no response has been received.   13. Under Civil Procedure Rule 16.5 (4) Where the claim includes a money claim, a defendant shall be taken to require that any allegation relating to the amount of money claimed be proved unless he expressly admits the allegation. Therefore, it is expected that the Claimant be required to prove the allegation that the money is owed as claimed.   14. The Defendant respectfully requests the court orders the Claimants to provide the necessary documentation in order for The Defendant to fully plead her case else the Claim should stand struck out.   15. In the event that the relevant documents are received from the Claimant, the Defendant will then be in a position to amend her defence, and would ask that the Claimants bear the costs of the amendment.   16. It is denied that the Claimant is entitled to the relief as claimed or at all.   Statement of Truth The Defendant believes that the facts stated in this Defence are true.
    • Thread moved to Debt Collection Agencies Forum.   Andy
    • We will also need a copy of the defence you submitted.I would advocate sending a CCA Request also...unless you legally request it they cant be in default.   Andy
    • the pursuers don't have to serve a DN the original creditor did the pursuers have failed to prove one was ever served. fatal under section 87 of the CCA    no signed cca nor relevant T&C's    
    • PDF only please read upload   yes block and bounce all email addresses.   dx  
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Hello everyone,

 

I am a social housing tenant have been for the past 28 years, I need to have my bathroom adapted to a walking in shower basically I would not mind if they just remove the bath and replace it with a shower instead.

 

For years I have suffered with rheumatism in my joints at the moment I am in severe pains with my knees and elbows both of which I cannot put any weight on at all I am wearing knee support at the moment but not much help my knees are still very painful as I am getting older it is becoming more and more difficult for me to get in and out of the bath now I cannot use my bath at all and are using the basin for bathing which I am finding very difficult and and also it's making me feel quite degrading and upsetting!

 

Before I approach my local social housing people I would like to get as much advice as I can! I am on Income Support under ill health the council already few years ago had to replace my bath panel to a stronger one as I was having great difficult leaning over the bath to wash my hair so the already know I have had problems before.

 

I haven't been to my GP about my current circumstances because I have seen on the doctor's reception desk that doctors are not allowed to write letters to the social housing authorities about patients' needs.

 

Can someone please advise me the best route to take and who do I need to contact for help with the replacement of my bath any help or advice would be much appreciated.

 

Many thanks in advance

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Similar situation to my OH. Contacted the GP and ask they arrange an Occupational Therapist came and assessed her needs. All done and now just waiting for work to be done.


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Hello there.

 

My mother has been told that sometimes social services will pay towards this sort of work, if I've understood this right. It may depend where you live. Has this happened with you, PT?

 

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I contacted Social Services direct and they arranged an assessment for me. I had to wait about 4 weeks for them to visit. They didn't ask for any medical evidence or information from my GP.


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Thanks everyone for your replies some great advices there I shall get in touch with social services in my area and keep fingers crossed I can get some help I so need a shower cubicle instead of using the bath well I can no longer use my bath no more it's so painful to get in and out and to have a bath!

 

 

 

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Hello there.

 

My mother has been told that sometimes social services will pay towards this sort of work, if I've understood this right. It may depend where you live. Has this happened with you, PT?

 

HB

 

With our Local Authority both NHS & Social Services work hand in hand with each other. The assessment has now been made that the bath is to be removed and a walk in shower - not wet room - is to be provided. Like everything the sticky point is costs but the County Council have a fund for this as it is Grant Aided, but as it is the start of the financial year this should not be a problem. It was also realised that her wheelchair had seen better days and a new one requested - this arrived within a fortnight. All I can say is just keep harrying them just so they know you have not forgotten.


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With our Local Authority both NHS & Social Services work hand in hand with each other. The assessment has now been made that the bath is to be removed and a walk in shower - not wet room - is to be provided. Like everything the sticky point is costs but the County Council have a fund for this as it is Grant Aided, but as it is the start of the financial year this should not be a problem. It was also realised that her wheelchair had seen better days and a new one requested - this arrived within a fortnight. All I can say is just keep harrying them just so they know you have not forgotten.

 

My aunt got a walk in shower done during March this year, but she did not have to get a grant as the council OT recommended it and she is social housing. She initially only wanted to have a her bath moved a bit to help her getting in and out of the bath, as the bath was only 2 years old as the sink and toilet, but the OT said she was thinking of her long term needs.

 

The works were a complete disaster with LA workmen as they put in the wrong shower and does not work at all. She was without a toilet for 5 days, as they took it out and did not reinstall it for 5 days, it is only a small bathroom. She would not have went through it if she knew what was going to happened. Afterward she found out that the people that was sent to do the work were self employed and used to be employed by the council as direct workers. They left the council and were working as self employed through that they set up to do this kind of work for the council. It was hell as one of the men did not do any work and was always on the phone and did not turn up most days, also they were very critical of my aunt getting the work done by the council. :-x

 

She said that she would not have entertained them if she had any idea of what was going to happened. She wanted to keep the sink as it was right for her needs but they took it away and put one in that was not useful of her needs. The shower is not working and she is in contact with the council about it but they are on the side of the workmen. :-x

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I'm sorry to hear of your Aunt's experiences. Rather than have to fight the Council herself she may be better enlisting the help of her local Councillor(s).


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