I dont think they will move you higher up the list due to this work im afraid, might move you to a grotty b&b. We had our kitchen and bathroom ripped out by the council, i wasnt happen about staying in the flat while it happened but council wouldnt rehouse us. It took them 6 weeks, with my washing machine not plumbed in, no cooker and my fridge freezer in my living room. They provided a two ring cooker but not exactly great for cooking family meals. We also had to provide covers for our carpets as they didnt supply them due to getting stolen
OMG that's ridiculous! Our kitchen & bathroom are getting done, but the council will have somewhere available for us to go whilst work is carried out during the day. It could be a house or somewhere like a day centre, but at least we get offered somewhere to go. They guarantee the cooker is reconnected ASAP (usually within 2 days of them disconnecting it) and the washing machine reconnected within 3 days. Granted my fridge freezer will be in my living room, but I can live with that! Work only takes 3 weeks at the most, so what the hell were they doing for yours to take 6 weeks!!!!!
If i was you i would ask for a copy of what you get points on and see if there is anyway you can increase your points as if its anything like my council they was still fairly happy with a 8 yr old boy sharing with a 3 yr old girl. Also get your health visitor to do you a letter stating that the work needed would be harmful to your babys lungs and the stress of going into temp housing which could just mean a b&b with you just having a baby could push you over the edge with depression/ stress.
Our council states that oppposite sex children can share a room until the eldest is 10, same sex until the eldest is 12!!
So in accordance to their guidelines we are already a room short (older girls share and are 12 & 14) and come October when Lucas is 10 we will be another room short! Don't think I'll be getting a 5 bedroomed council house in a hurry tho!!!!