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Jacob1234 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I moved in with my elderly parents as a stop gap while looking for somewhere to live. My dad became seriously ill and was hospitalised and I stayed on to make sure my parents were ok. In this period of time the housing market changed significantly, and I am now unable to move out of my parents house due to high property prices and rental prices. The shortage of suitable properties is also an issue. I live with long-term mental health issues, and living with my parents has become unsustainable for both my parents and myself, and I am unable to find a way of moving forward. This is having a negative affect on my mental health, which I have been managing really well previously, as well as keeping myself in full-time employment. I am reaching out to see if anyone has any advice on any support I can get. Things become extremely overwhelming when my efforts to move forward keep hitting dead ends.


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Jacob1234

    Welcome to the community, good to see you join us and thanks for posting. 

    I am sorry to hear of the challenges you have been going through lately, finding somewhere to live certainly can be a challenge, especially when you are looking for just yourself. Have you discussed how you feel with your parents? Have they been able to have their say and potentially help you with finding somewhere? 

    You might want to fill out a benefits calculator, like this one provided by entitledto, to try and establish whether you would be eligible for any financial support in any prospective living arrangement.

    Would you be looking for somewhere to rent privately or through the council?

    Regarding your mental health, how are you feeling at the minute? Do you receive any support from your GP or other health professional to manage your mental health?
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