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Hi need some advice on this please. I'll try to keep this brief basically we don't have allocated parking, you can't park close to the house as there's no road up to it so I need to park as closely as possible.

 

 

I have asked the housing association many times for disabled parking and they've delayed and now their latest excuse is they need to survey the other tenants, why they need to ask other tenants when i'm the one asking for what I think is a reasonable adjustment?

 

 

I'm not in a wheelchair but I do receive both elements of PIP and I do have a mobility scooter, some days the difference between parking as close to the house as possible and in the normal car park is whether I can leave the house or not (or possibly be able to get in the house when I get home).

 

 

 

The HA have been fobbing me off since December and they claimed they would ask other tenants in January and they still haven't done so.

 

 

Am I being unreasonable? I'm not asking for allocated parking just a yellow disabled parking bay. I have complained and written to them etc but nothing ever seems to happen, any advice gratefully received.

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The issue with that is they likely know that anyone could use that space. Disabled or not. Plus other disabled people could park there. Then the whole thing about there being room for one.

 

What is their current excuse? Have you wrote to them again recently?

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I understand anyone could use it and honestly I don't have a problem with anyone disabled using it that's what it's for after all and it's a very rural location with no benefit to anyone else parking here so I think most residents would behave if it was painted up. There is LOADS of room for one (or more)! Surely under the Equality act surely doing nothing is unacceptable?

 

I haven't written to them again recently I was giving them time to do what they promised and unfortunately my very limited energy has had to go elsewhere like supporting my mother when my dad died recently and my hospital appointments and just generally being really ill and on top of that we've not had any heating since February so had all that to deal with.

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Whats the equality act got to do with anything? Theres plenty of spaces for you to park on the land. And lets say they did put in a disabled space. What would you do if someone else parked there? Youd be right back where you are now.

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Oh for goodness sake because:

 

The car park is too far to walk

It's up hill as I said I am disabled

 

If you think that there is adequate parking well that's wrong for a start but leaving that aside even if there was 100 parking spaces if none are usable for a disabled person how is that not a breach of Equality? By your logic there's no need for disabled parking spaces in a multi-storey car park because there are "plenty of spaces" that kind of logic is bonkers!

 

 

The equality act is about unsurprisingly equality. An able bodied person is able to walk that extra distance safely, reliably and repeatedly.

 

No one else here is disabled and if someone else parks in it visiting who is disabled that would be temporary at worst and as you point out i'd just be back to where I am now so there'd be no additional harm done and in the mean time i'd at least have some peace of mind that the space is only likely to be parked in by others who need it. As I said it's very rural the only people that park here are residents and none are disabled so no one with a blue badge is likely to be parking here.

 

Honestly I fail to see why you feel the need to be so aggressive and hostile to a simple question. It's a stupid question if you can't see what the equality act has to do with it then I suggest you stop replying to this thread and leave it for someone who's trying to help instead of being unhelpful and dismissive and negative.

 

Honestly I remember why I left this site the last time now. I am sorry I feel I need a disabled parking space so I can park at my home i'm sorry you fail to understand how me asking to park that little bit closer to my home than other able bodied people and being ignored is discrimination under the Equality act.

 

Don't bother replying i'm done with it i'll ask for help elsewhere

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I understand your point. No need for anger. You didnt understand my point.

 

If they put in a disabled spot, and someone parked in it, what would you do then? Theres no requirement at all for them to put in a disabled spot.

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Oh for goodness sake

 

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Honestly I remember why I left this site the last time now.

 

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Don't bother replying i'm done with it i'll ask for help elsewhere

 

Now there is an attitude that will inspire people, to take time to help you ......

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Hi

 

The property may be owned by the Housing Association but is the actual road owned by the HA or the Council/Adopted by the Council? (my own HA built the road with HA properties but they do not maintain or have any powers over that road as it was adopted by the Council and they are now fully responsible for that road with their powers)

 

Have you been given a full explanation as to why they need to do a consultation due to your request?

 

As for this consultation how are they going to present this for that consultation to other tenants without directing it to yourself?

 

As for your request for Reasonable Adjustments I see absolutely no harm in you doing this but you must have made the request properly and even if you did it properly the HA can still refuse.

 

I would also ask the HA exactly what policies they are using for your Reasonable Adjustments Request and to be provided with copies of these.

(You need to know what the policies they are using and whether they have followed these)

 

Is the HA aware of your Medical Condition/Disability?

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  • 2 weeks later...

you answered you own question by stating they dont have parking spaces close to the building. That is a different kettle fo fish to having allocated parking. what you want is a change in the planning to allow a parking space to be placed where there isnt one and that is probably why the HA needs to talk to the other tenants, if someone objects they have wasted a lot of time and effort with the application.

That makes renegadeimps points fair questions and the antipathy could have been avoided if you made things clearer from the outset

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