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    • #20084

      After over (detail removed by Moderator) years of trying to get away I am now safe as have a temporary restraining order. But Accommodation prices are so high I do not know how I can fund a life on my own, has anyone got advise please?

    • #20090

      Dear Amber, (detail removed by Moderator) depending on if you plan on privately renting or whether you have a housing association or council place. If its private renting you need, (detail removed by Moderator) advise people that they have to think about other areas that are cheaper to live in. Areas can vary dramatically in price, whereas you would be looking for one year in one area, you would get something in a fortnight in another area. Unfortunately that is the reality of it, there is a housing crisis in the UK at the moment. You can get details online about the prices in the different areas. X*X

    • #20091

      Thank you. I just don’t earn much money but still need to stay within a reasonable distance of work but this time I will find a way to be on my own, at whatever the cost. X

    • #20093

      Good luck Amber, your local Council should be able to give you some housing options advice. XXXX

    • #20251
      Main Moderator

      Hi Amber,

      Welcome to the Forum and thank you for posting. Well done for leaving your abusive relationship, you sound very determined to stay away.

      You could try contacting Shelter for advice on housing, you can find their website here. It might also be useful to contact Turn2us to see if you are eligible for any financial assistance based on your circumstances. You can find their details here.

      I hope this helps. Keep posting when you can, there will always be support here for you.

      Best wishes,


    • #20282

      Did you consider a flatshare? That can be very reasonable and you are not alone.
      You can take it from there and sort your life out slowly.

    • #20325

      Hi HUn

      Look into cliaming housing benefit if u can and as ayanna said consider flat or house share to begin with, look at different areas, prices vary according to areas and some arent even as bad as we think

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