Housing Options

AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
I am 21, living at home with 8 relatives (parents and siblings), cramped and overcrowded. No freedom, indpendence or privacy. Work 5 hours a week and have no income, not signed on to any benefit at all either. What options do I have re housing?

Comments

  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    Your best bet is ask at Citizens Advice. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk They have volunteer professionals who will help.
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
    CAB are not very helpful :( But thank you for suggesting them.
  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    I honestly don't know unless you could consider further education, whereby you might be entitled to some social benefits though would need to apply.

    I found this where you could get some of the site's useful info: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

    What you really need here, however, is someone older and who has specialist knowledge on how to help you. Like one of the staff
    @The Mix
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
    How old are you, if you don't mind me asking?
  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    How old are you, if you don't mind me asking?

    I am 16, a home schooler on a degree course.
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
    Mirabelle wrote: »

    I am 16, a home schooler on a degree course.

    Well I hope that goes well for you too :)
  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    Thank you and I hope you receive the help that you need. :).
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
    Mirabelle wrote: »
    Thank you and I hope you receive the help that you need. :).

    Thank you so much. I hope so too.

    Housing and Living environment is just one of the struggles I have :(
  • MirabelleMirabelle Owl Whisperer Kensington.Posts: 1,020 Fanatical Poster
    I asked aunty for advice. She said could you increase your work hours? Ideally, working 16 hours a week would enable your employer to pay your National Insurance and you pay a small percentage out of your wage to make up the difference. Aunty says when NI contributions mount up, then you could receive state benefits or some such. She also asks would you consider further education? The benefits of that means you also get the chance to get out of the house, go to your place of learning. Also, register at your town's library though you will need ID for that. Free books = free education, and study is a privilege.

    I have to go, but will be back later.

    Wishing you all the bestm

    ~ Belle
    'If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance'.

    - Howard Gardner
  • AngelIsMe21AngelIsMe21 Posts: 132 Two little ducks
    Hello again,

    I have tried increasing work hours but due to my mental health and 2 weekly appointments (DBT programme), this is made harder. I would not sign on to anything either, I just couldn't.

    In terms of further education, I have done that for 5 years and feel that it's quite enough for me, at this given moment in time.

    I was employed in a place for 3-4 years but felt I had no choice but to hand in my notice a few months back. I am working but only 5 hours a week and, as I say, I'm in receipt of no benefits or other forms of income at all.

    Thank you👍
Sign In or Register to comment.