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Got to quit my job or I'll be homeless.

Wonderman
Wonderman Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hello all. This is my first post here. I'm 31 years old.
To start I claim UC and have Limited capability for work and claim Pip. I've got autism, bad anxiety, suffer with bouts of depression and arthritis in my knees.

For the last 4 years I have been homeless. The council's have not helped me. I've done so much to get me up the list but all I've gotten is "This won't push you up the list". I'm living in a garden shed in my parents garden and now that shed is falling apart. Floors rotten and broken, it's cold and damp. I've received help from the Wallich but due to me not wanting to lose my job I turned down properties that were cheap rent due to that. No buses go through that area. Now I'm desperate. A landlord has offered me a place. Affordable on benefits.

I won't be able to continue my job due to where the flat is and lack of buses. Will I be sanctioned for this?

I've tried everything I can to stop this from happening. My girlfriend will be joining me and our UC claims will be united. That's not a problem. Will I be sanctioned for leaving my job to move to a flat in the middle of nowhere where buses aren't that great??? I know my pip won't. Thanks peeps.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,592 Disability Gamechanger
    @wonderman hi and welcome to scope, your parents are letting you live in a garden shed thats collapsing in their garden ? are they for real ? sorry but I really had to ask.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    As you've already been found to have Limited Capability for work then you can't be sanctioned for quiting your job. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bookrabbit
    bookrabbit Community member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    I lived in a shed in my mother's garden with similar problems to yours for 4 years too until she threw me out entirely at the beginning of last month. Now I am in emergency accommodation but I think I have finally found a landlord who will accept my son and I.

    As you have LCW they can't sanction you for losing your job in those circumstances.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
    As someone that's been homeless, all I can say is take the flat! <3

    You can't be sanctioned for leaving your work as you have no work commitments, and even if you did there they have to consider whether someone leaving paid work is reasonable which yours is. But like poppy said already, if you have LCW you can't be sanctioned!! 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,079 Scope online community team
    Hi @Wonderman, welcome to the community :)

    As others have said, this sounds like an important move for you and you shouldn't be sanctioned for losing your job in these circumstances. I hope you're able to move somewhere safe and warm, but whatever you decide, please do keep us updated! 
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  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 168 Pioneering
    edited March 2
    Wonderman said:
    Hello all. This is my first post here. I'm 31 years old.
    To start I claim UC and have Limited capability for work and claim Pip. I've got autism, bad anxiety, suffer with bouts of depression and arthritis in my knees.

    For the last 4 years I have been homeless. The council's have not helped me. I've done so much to get me up the list but all I've gotten is "This won't push you up the list". I'm living in a garden shed in my parents garden and now that shed is falling apart. Floors rotten and broken, it's cold and damp. I've received help from the Wallich but due to me not wanting to lose my job I turned down properties that were cheap rent due to that. No buses go through that area. Now I'm desperate. A landlord has offered me a place. Affordable on benefits.

    I won't be able to continue my job due to where the flat is and lack of buses. Will I be sanctioned for this?

    I've tried everything I can to stop this from happening. My girlfriend will be joining me and our UC claims will be united. That's not a problem. Will I be sanctioned for leaving my job to move to a flat in the middle of nowhere where buses aren't that great??? I know my pip won't. Thanks peeps.
    As others have said you won't be sanctioned because you don't have to work and you have got the right to live in a house/flat not a shed.
    I hope you enjoy your new home and put the homeless days behind you as soon as you can 
  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 84 Courageous
    Wonderman said:
    Hello all. This is my first post here. I'm 31 years old.
    To start I claim UC and have Limited capability for work and claim Pip. I've got autism, bad anxiety, suffer with bouts of depression and arthritis in my knees.

    For the last 4 years I have been homeless. The council's have not helped me. I've done so much to get me up the list but all I've gotten is "This won't push you up the list". I'm living in a garden shed in my parents garden and now that shed is falling apart. Floors rotten and broken, it's cold and damp. I've received help from the Wallich but due to me not wanting to lose my job I turned down properties that were cheap rent due to that. No buses go through that area. Now I'm desperate. A landlord has offered me a place. Affordable on benefits.

    I won't be able to continue my job due to where the flat is and lack of buses. Will I be sanctioned for this?

    I've tried everything I can to stop this from happening. My girlfriend will be joining me and our UC claims will be united. That's not a problem. Will I be sanctioned for leaving my job to move to a flat in the middle of nowhere where buses aren't that great??? I know my pip won't. Thanks peeps.
    Have you thought about Access to Work and taxis? Just a thought,but I am sure they do taxi's to work if you have a disability.
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 956 Pioneering

    I agree, that's exactly what Access to Work funding is for.
  • Wonderman
    Wonderman Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks allot everyone for your answers. I've looked at all the comments and appreciate your answers, suggestions and advice. Thank you. You've put my mind at ease. 

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