The thing is my immediate family all live in South London. I'll be returning with 2DC in tow and would dearly love to live close enough for visits and what have you, but OMG what the hell are you supposed to do when all your salary will inevitably be going on rent??? As a working single parent is there any way to get help? Has anybody else had experience with this??? What did you do? Right now it looks as if we might have to move about 2 hrs away and that's a bit of a bummer. (Granted its closer than where we are now) but one of the big points about relocating is to be closer to my family!!!