My name is Adeline, unfortunately at the age of 31 with an 8 year old son I have found myself homeless, we were placed in temp accommodation for 18months and were told that the Council has no duty of care towards us and therefor could no longer help us in any way with any accommodation. Although it was a blow I was aware of the possibility and fully expected to go into Private Renting
Unfortunately it is a lot harder than I thought and there isn’t a lot of help out there to get into private renting, Ive been to the council, social services and even Shelter but they all state they can’t help me with costs.
So since April my son and I have been sleeping at a friends house, she has 2 kids and it’s a 2 bedroom house, there just isn’t the room! And its just getting too much
To be able to rent a 2bedroom flat in the London borough where my son attends school and surrounding boroughs I need a deposit of around £3000
I do not earn anywhere near enough to be able to save and It would take me years, I can’t get a loan of any kind and my family can’t help unfortunately.
Im desperate for a roof over my head for me and my son, he keeps asking me when are we getting a house and I have no answer
So I’m asking anyone out there that can help in anyway. Please donate
I would like to add that I have considered leaving London and would love to but my support network live in London and I’m not able to work without them, also I believe it would be detrimental for my son to move schools at this time of his life, the school is excellent, he’s learning so much and has made many friends over the last 2years
Thank You for understanding xx