A fresh start
"I just can't believe how perfect it is - I
have my life back."
Kelly, 36, is a full-time wheelchair user. She had been living
in a private rented property with her 15 year-old autistic son
Alfie. She was registered as disabled last year following a
serious health issue, and it left her 'basically existing within
the living room' of her previous home.
Something needed to change. And it did.
She saw the two-bed adapted home on the Home Choice
Lincs website, and she 'knew straight away that it was
exactly what was needed'. After registering her interest, she
soon found out that she had got the home.
"I cried with happiness when I got the news. It still makes
me emotional to think about it now, and it's still not properly
sunk in yet."
The wheelchair-accessible bungalow has features such as
a wet room, a shower chair, grab rails, wider doors, and a
garden that Kelly and her son can get to from the bedrooms
and living room.
"I couldn't have asked for it to be any more suitable and
ideal for our needs - it's above and beyond what I ever
thought we would be able to get. It's helped to give me my
Kelly is particularly thankful of the support that she
received along the way.
"The whole process, from first expressing an interest to
getting the keys, was faultless. I've had lots of support but
Grace (Lettings Officer) was particularly brilliant - she was
so supportive, helpful and understanding.
"It's all been so overwhelming and humbling, and I'm so
grateful for all the help that I've had along the way."
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Could she have imagined, a few months ago, that all of this
"Not at all! Everything has gone so quick - I still can't believe
it's all happened.
"No longer do we have to struggle, no more do we need to
worry, no further do we feel our lives are on hold. I'm so
excited for what the future may bring."
She also has a wider, important message about social
"I think many people take social housing for granted. I
come from London and I always thought that there wasn't
much affordable and supported housing like this there. Not
everybody realises how vital it is - I don't know where I'd be
without it in my case."
"The rest of our lives