Accommodation when you live with a Disability or a Health Condition

Your choice of accommodation may be influenced by ill health or disability. If you apply for a place at CLV or another major accommodation provider, tell them in your application form so they can offer you a suitable room if available. The sorts of things that you might tell them about include: 

  • A mental health problem, such as anxiety
  • A skin condition such as eczema, which might mean you need an ensuite to apply steroid creams and avoid infection
  • A condition that means you tire easily and so you need to be close enough to come home and rest during the day
  • Any mobility difficulties

So that you receive a suitable offer of accommodation it is important that you:

  • Apply as soon as the accommodation applications open or soon after
  • Include information about your ill health or disability on your application form

Other things to consider

Student residences can be noisy, lively places. If you need an especially quiet room because of a disability or health condition, please be sure to let them know when you fill in your application.

Similarly, if you need to move in early because you might have difficulties familiarising yourself with your new accommodation, let them know when you apply. If you have friends or relatives with disabilities who might visit you regularly, please include this as they may be able to allocate you a suitable room.

Please note that residences may not always be able to offer you a room and may need to request further medical evidence in support of your application. 

For further information and enquiries please contact our Disability Inclusion Service. This is a confidential service providing information, advice and guidance to prospective and current disabled students.