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Disabled father with autistic son fleeing from abuser needs advice
Last Friday my 14 year old son and I went to the council and reported ourselves as homeless due to my partner of 4 years abuse becoming far to much to be made to go through any longer. The council has very kindly placed us in emergency accommodation and help with claiming benefits has been given to us by citizens advice. Within the next week we’re going to be moving from the supported furnished shared facility accommodation and into a unfinished flat that is still going to be classed as temporary accommodation and will not be on any tenancy we can stay long term for. I am being told that we’re not going to be given much time between being given the key and leave this place (same day) is what we have been told. But I am panicking about it as not only do we have not a stick of furniture for the place. We have no funds as abuser was financially controlling me, physically and emotional abuse along with neglect. I have not had any time to deal with the fact I am away from the abuse emotionally as I have been so busy with departments from all agencies needing me to do so much for the claims for benefits and housing plus my son is at school that I am just so all over the place I feel like I am a failure for myself but more important than me I have failed my son. He’s autistic and he needs to know what to expect from one day to the next and I can’t help him. I don’t know what is going to happen and I can’t tell him so he is suffering with me being unable to stop it. I can’t say how I can get us furniture for the next place. I can’t say that we’re going to be okay by his birthday in December or if we will have a Christmas. To me priority the things that I have been sorting but an autistic child is not able to understand it. Maybe we should have just stayed where we were