Help with council housing?

(2 Posts)
EllasCloset Wed 09-Apr-14 21:38:23

Hi all ,
I'm writing because I'm not sure what to do for the best and I was hoping someone might have some experience in this field .
I moved in with my partner 4 years ago with my daughter who was then 8.it is his house and I am not on the tenancy only as an occupant.
I made an appt with a solicitor and she informed me even if he left the property the h/a could seek possession and I wouldn't be awarded tenant status.
It's been two years since I wanted to separate so I went to the housing and was awarded band c with my local council .
I thought given band c was medium priority I'd be housed pretty quickly however this is not the case as I've been waiting over two years!
I want to separate as my x has been emotionally abusive past and present gets angry very quickly ,for trivial things and has punched one of the doors in our current home .
I am feeling despondent and also depressed I would love a p/t job or to go to uni but I need to sort a home out first .
I've thought of leaving myself and going into a temporary accommodation like a hostel not sure if it will help my claim though .
I do not have enough money to go to a private landlord and would struggle to find guarantor etc as not working.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post any advice appreciated

wheresthelight Fri 11-Apr-14 08:46:48

Speak to women's aid and even social services as they may be able to help get you up the list

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