I'm having a shit time. Surprisngly I'm coping better today, just took whole day to relax.
Except I need to make a plan. I lost my job. I can pay my rent & bills for 3 months, but landlady had a drink last night and said I should leave next month. I'm a lodger so in no position to bargain, they will just chuck my stuff out if I don't go by X date.
Nobody has mentioned it to me today but obviously, I don't feel secure in my living space.
If I have to go and can't get a house share in my borough of London, and sofa surf or pay an airbnb for a month in cheaper parts of London - does that mean my council will not have to help me? I have several disabilities, including anxiety, I have medical points at the council. I could not handle a hostel with a load of strangers.
Do I have to stay in the borough no matter what, if I need them to help me? Ie they can make referrals to housing associations or to other LA's in parts of the country the waiting list is not so long.I know since my thred yesterday that some LA's like in Scotland don't need a referral but alot do.
I'm trying to get a Shelter appointment, but Mumsnetters (and AIBU has a lot of traffic) have a lot of experiences of a lot of situations and it's Friday evening so all official helplines like Shelter are closed.
I contacted the council today and the person I had been dealing with has left. Left my name and number and nobody has called me back yet but I Know it's friday and not urgent. I'll go in on Monday I think but pretty sure they will refuse to see me without appointment arranged.
I know I might find someone in the whole of London to accept HB but that's my question, will my current LA say ok then you're fine? And not help at all?
I am worried about that. They can refer me to schemes for people with disabilities for example or to social housing in areas of teh UK that don't have a waiting list. That I cant refer myself too. I need a council to do that, and if they mark me as having left the area I then will have to wait another 5 years in a new area before they can refer me?
So I need to stay here? Or else see if I can move out of the borough if under threat of homelessness but still be able to work with a housing officer for a referral, if any?
Have u spoke to landlady since as she was drunk be nice get her to write you letter saying she is evicting you so u have proof ure not making ureself intentional homeless don't put hostel down as it's a gd last option that council are probably going to give u anyway as u don't have any kids and u're not on disability benefits there for ure not seen as disabled u can say u are vunrable xx