If you are applying for accommodation at Plymouth University and have a disability or medical condition, please complete the DAS Information for Accommodation Form so that we can work with you to correctly assess your accommodation requirements. University-managed halls of residence and University-allocated cluster flats are not, as they stand, designed for students who may need personal care support.
If you have particular accommodation requirements, Disability ASSIST may invite you for an information meeting once you have received an offer of a place, which will include discussing suitable accommodation. You can contact Disability ASSIST on 01752 587676 or at email@example.com to request an information meeting. If you have any queries about the suitability of accommodation in Plymouth and wish to find out more information before applying to study at the University, please contact the Student Accommodation Office on 01752 588644 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be happy to discuss your options with you.
Someone with a requirement for support (personal assistance) in their living arrangements may be able to live safely in University-managed halls of residence or University-allocated cluster flats provided that they are able to organise their own on-going care and support arrangements. If you already have personal assistance you should ask your social worker or key worker for a reassessment, as your requirements may be quite different in a higher education, independent living environment. Such arrangements may include, for example, assistance with daily personal care, cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry etc. It is important to be aware that the University does not provide personal assistance. Disability ASSIST will be able to advise you about how to arrange personal assistance - please contact them as early as possible.
In some cases, the University may require a professional assessment to be carried out (usually by Social Services) to determine whether it can offer suitable accommodation to any individual with identified particular requirements. This would include such matters as recommendations for minor adaptations, installation of dedicated alarm systems etc. If University-allocated accommodation is not suitable for you, the Student Accommodation Office will make every effort to assist you in finding appropriate accommodation - this may be in cooperation with other agencies and other private schemes with specifically designed facilities.