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Wheelchair user ensures lifetime home for local family

A former Redruth rugby player who became a wheelchair user following sudden onset health problems, has settled into a new lifetime home thanks to the DIY SOS–style efforts of social landlord Coastline Housing.

James Ball, since losing his mobility, had suffered years of unsuitable housing in the private rented sector, meaning that he was unable to gain access to the upper floor of his own home to do simple things like read his children a bedtime story and kiss them goodnight.

His plight to find a suitable home continued in a downward spiral as landlord after landlord told him that properties could not be adapted for his needs until, eventually, he requested a meeting with the Lettings Team at Coastline to see if some sort of out-of-the-box solution could come into play.

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