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Single mum returning to the UK where is the best place to settle with kids(5 Posts)
I was born in England but raised in Bermuda. I want to relocate to England near Birmingham or Manchester as I have family there and wish to give my 3 kids (ages 2,9,and 18) a good education. I am also looking to return myself. Being a single mom, i would appreciate some tips on the best location to raise my family, and recommendation on primary schools etc. Its all so overwhelming after living on a small island. Help....
Didn't want to leave your post unanswered, but I think anywhere around Newark, Nottinghamshire would be pretty good. There is a very good primary school in North Muskham (a lovely village with relatively cheap housing in comparison with the South and even parts of Yorkshire) for example.
Take a look. Also check out a website called Upmystreet (can't remember if it's .com or .co.uk) but it gives you crime rates for all areas and a description of the type of people who live there, and an idea of house prices.
Newark is closeto the A1 and has a good rail link into London, and if you were working, there's quite a few large towns and cities around.
Gosh, your searh area is pretty wide!
I live in a semi-rural village close to Manchester. We have an excellent primary school, decent high school and private school option with bus that passes the house.
I guess oyu need to decide between Nottingham and Manchester. If you chose the latter, I can perhaps advise.
I live in Bristol and it works for me. I would come over and post in lone parents, we're very friendly!
I would suggest where you have the best family support, can't be easy coming back with 3 kids after having been away so long, have you looked into housing, employment and/or benefits, etc by googling it?
Sure someone else can direct you to the right websites!
Have you got some money to tide you over?
I'm a single mum too and I have been applying for jobs - even living here, don't even get so much as a "thanks but no thanks", nor does my 19-year-old
What with the recession, and cut-backs, things are pretty dire at the moment (or is that an understatement?)!
Wish you all the best, anyway!
hmm, Bermuda, can we do a swap?