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Accommodation for students with disabilities or other support needs

How we can support your stay in halls

Find out what adjustments we can make to your accommodation and how we assess your needs.

We welcome applications from students with disabilities or with medical and other support needs. We've been able to find suitable accommodation for students with hearing or visual impairments, who use wheelchairs, and students with other support needs.

What adjustments can we make?

Adjustments we've made in the past include:

  • allocate a particular location (eg closer to campus/hospitals)
  • allocate a specific room type (eg larger or en suite rooms)
  • allocate a room nearby to carer(s)
  • arrange for specific furniture (eg ergonomic bed)
  • install additional safety aids (eg flashing fire alarms)
  • allocate to a non-catered hall (eg if you have severe food allergies)

You'll also be supported by the live-in team of pastoral staff who help everyone make the most of their time at LSE

How accessible are our halls?

Our most suitable hall for students with mobility needs is Grosvenor House. Other halls have step free access and accessible rooms, too. DisabledGo have put together detailed online access guides.

How to tell us about your needs

Depending on whether you want to tell us about medical needs/a disability or other support needs, follow option A or B. 

Option A - tell us about your medical needs or a disability that may affect your accommodation

  1. Apply for accommodation in halls as usual.
  2. Under the ‘Medical circumstances’ section of the application form provide us with more details. How do your circumstances affect the kind of accommodation you should be offered?
  3. Print your application form and send it to your General Practitioner (GP) along with the GP assessment form (the form will be available to download from hallpad).
  4. Ask your GP to review and approve the information you have provided in your application form.
  5. Return the completed form form to the Disability and Wellbeing Service:

    by email to

    disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk

    or by post to

    Disability and Wellbeing Service
    Tower 3, Room 3.02
    LSE
    Houghton Street 
    WC2A 2AE
  • Once we've received your application and the GP assessment form, we'll meet with the Disability and Wellbeing Service to review your application. Then we'll contact you with a decision and information on what adjustments we can make. We may make you a provisional accommodation offer before we've received your GP assessment form. We may then change the offer later, based on what your GP says.

Option B - tell us about other support needs that may affect your accommodation

  • Apply for accommodation in halls as usual. 

  • Under the ‘Applicant Personal Self-Assessment’ section of the accommodation application form, provide us with more details. How do your circumstances affect the kind of accommodation you should be offered?

  • Once we've received your application the Head of Residential Life will meet with the Residential Services Office to review your application. Then we'll contact you with a decision and information on what adjustments we can make. 

Appeals

If you wish to appeal our decision, follow the Accommodation appeals procedure (Disability and Wellbeing service) [PDF]. 

 

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