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Skitzejojodoherty Community member Posts: 23 Listener
Hey Everyone, 

Good Morning. My name is is Joanne and I need to ask you for advice. What am I doing wrong? 

 I been on home options now since 2018 . I mean 2018. I look Know we had to deal with Covid and be cost of living in to deal with.

I do get it , but i am really really struggling to see light at the end of the tunnel as i seem to be going no where fast.
I am desperate to get my own place . im 43 now beginning of april and i am in a place that i dont feel like i am getting anywhere . im at my mums and its seriously aint helping with my anxiety and depression. 

Cut a long story short, 
I have bidding since i 2018 I have 2 support workers from Pobl. I have been on Band A for good knows how long.
I have been number one on more than one occassions.  And i have never even seen a property never mind being offered.

I know ive had some issues but ive do so much to turn my life around. I am clean from heroin and that was my lowest.  but i havent come this far to give up as i want to make something postive out of the worst moments of  life.  i need to show that if i can get through addiction  and ive completed cbd and mindfullness course with GSSMS who has my back. 

 It's been a while. I am not going backwards so i dont see why i should put myself in hostel and feel like i know more than anyone how hard losing my children.  which is my fault but i have worked so hard  i want my children t see that u can do anything, and to be proud that i finally got a place. that i can some how feel like i will be 100 per cent proof that surely there got to something. 

i had wrote letters and emails etc and still i have not even come close. i dont want to be palmed off anymore. 

i need help and guidance pease is there anything else that i can do. please help me find voice and what are my rights.is there anything i can do or say x


  • Skitzejojodoherty
    Skitzejojodoherty Community member Posts: 23 Listener
    any spellings mistakes ii apologise xx
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Have you tried contacting the organisation called shelter tho they mainly deal with homeless you could also try your local mp 

    Unfortunately waiting lists are long and homeless and those with children living with them take priority 

    Well done for getting yourself through the addiction 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Skitzejojodoherty and thanks for sharing this with the community :)

    Being on the waiting list for the housing register is not something I'm personally familiar with, but I know that some of our members can really relate to this stressful and difficult experience themselves. 

    As jane has mentioned you might like to speak to Shelter, who have information and advice on things like moving up the list or getting decisions reviewed.

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  • Luchia
    Luchia Community member Posts: 206 Pioneering
    Hey :) 

    Firstly well done for overcoming your addiction that’s a huge achievement!

    When it comes to housing it can be a bit of a minefield, even though your showing 1st place on the bids they do have “Invisible Bids” which is when the system auto bids for people but they won’t show on the website so that could be why your coming 1st on some but not getting an offer.
    Unfortunately the wait list can be several years even on the highest banding as if someone with more priority(or the property type suits their needs more) it will go to them even if you have waited longer.

    The best thing you can do is keep bidding and something will eventually come along.
    The wait time depends on the area and how many people come onto the list with more priority/need.
    Don’t give up, it can take years but it will be well worth it in the end. 


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