I need to leave Dp. I'm sick of emotional and financial abuse. He doesn't help at all and goes out constantly (sometimes with other women). He's selfish and nasty. I need advice on the best way to leave as I have no money and a ds of 1. I can't make him leave as its his house.
Go to your local council see about getting put on the housing list, you may have to be put up in b and b accomodation for a bit but if you are homeless with a dc you will be a priority, then you can get housing benefit/income support for you and your dc. or, if you can, stay with relatives, try and raise/borrow money for a deposit on private rented accomodation and then apply for housing benefit etc with council.
just done it. Evenif you arenot in a situation of physical domestic violence you can stay in a refuge, emotional abuse does count! Just call the domestic violence helpline and the children can come and stay with you. Then you can apply for a council house or get a (usually better house) through the salvation army. You can apply for an emergency grant at the jobcentre to have a bit of money when you leave. My friends helped me by giving me all the furniture in my house, I texted everybody and you would be surprised how generous people can be, given the chance. It is a very brave thing to do and don't wait until it gets out of hands!. Unfortunately I did not know any of this and I waited untile things got sour and he hit me, which means I ended up in a refuge. Good luck!