Currently there is no financial help for disabled children within private rented homes. The LHA states that children regardless of disability have to share with their siblings if under the age of 10. My child has complex and severe learning disabilities and sharing a room with his younger sibling could be fatal due to the none understanding the world around him. I strongly feel that this needs to be looked into as a matter of urgency due to the high risk element.
Local OT could assess disabled children's needs and award an extra bedroom where needed after assessment. This would help disabled children and their families find more affordable accommodation rather than being forced to pay out the extra for the extra room or even more worrying forcing children with learning disabilities to share.
Why does this idea matter?
HIGH RISK TO DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES