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Hi, my name is Victoria08! Looking for people's experience of living in emergency accommodation

Victoria08 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Newbie here looking for posts or people's experience of living in emergency accommodation.  Fleeing domestic violence, I have mobility issues and severe mental health issues. I'm leaving my local authority and going to a new one who have accepted duty of care. Feeling scared.

Thank you. 


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,997 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Victoria08 - I just wanted to welcome you to the community. I haven't had your experience, but appreciate how very difficult this must be for you. The main thing, hopefully, is that you're in a safe situation, & a move to a new location may be helpful, altho the unknown is, I'm sure, scary. Be brave; you've gone through so much, so you're a survivor. Do you feel you have good support to help you right now? Take care. :)
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,267 Pioneering
    Hi @Victoria08 I am sorry you are having such a difficult time at the moment. I have never been in emergency accommodation  but hopefully this will be a safe place for you. The unknown is always scary and you have been through a lot. If your new Local Authority has accepted duty of care you should get the support you need. Good luck.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

    Scope community team

    edited October 30
    Hello @victoria08 

    I wanted to wish you a warm welcome to the community, and thank you for telling us what you are going through at the minute. 

    I'm glad to hear that you have received support from the new authority to get away from what you were the victim of, I'm sorry to hear that you experienced domestic violence but it's good to know that you are away from it now. 

    Was the abuse you were the victim of reported to the authorities? Have the local authority been able to signpost you to any local or national support services such as Refuge  or Victim Support?

    I imagine it's quite normal to feel scared or anxious, but I'm sure everything will go fine for you. Do you have any friends or family members who are able to support you at this time? 

    Do ensure you continue to access any support you have in place for your mental health, and speak with your GP if you feel as though it is becoming harder to manage.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,742 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Im sorry about your situation you have done the right thing getting out and yes you must be scared buf you have been brave and strong and this will get you through 

    I was involved with a women's charity for short time and witnessed people in this situation and watching them get support to get them back on the road to a better life 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

    Scope community team

    Hi @Victoria08 :) 

    I was just wondering how you've been getting on. How have things been since you last posted here? Do you have any updated to share? 

    Please do let us know how you're getting on, and whether there's any further advice you need from us. 
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