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Robert is a young person with severe physical difficulties which means that he is confined to a wheelchair. Because of difficulties in terms of access with transport to the ramp at the back door of Robert's house, Robert had requested that the council installed an advisory disabled parking bay in front of the house.

At first the council refused to do this stating that there was adequate space at the rear of the house. This was not the case as it would prove impossible to open the rear doors of Robert's car in order to get the wheelchair in and out of the car.

I supported Robert to appeal against this decision and also was able to provide support for Robert to take the case to a councillor.

After a re-assessment of the cicumstances around Robert's request the original decision was overturned and the advisory disabled parking bay is now in place.

(Names have been changed to uphold confidentiality)

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