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Need to move to a one bed flat

sam66sam66 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi. I'm new here. I suffer from multiple problems with my spine. my son is leaving home. I need to move to a one bed flat, because of my benefits changing. I can not find anywhere to Live because I am on benefits. Can anybody help? Thank you


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @sam66 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for sharing and am sorry about your situation.

    Have you contacted your local housing officer from your council. They have a lots of advice and information.

    Please can I suggest look at our advice and information on Housing and Independent living.

    Hope that helps. Also speak to our advice line.  0808 800 3333.

    Please take care

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,770

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    Hi @sam66

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  • sam66sam66 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi it's all private landlords where I live. You have to find your own accommodation. I am disabled but If I was an alcoholic or a drug addict I would be classed as vulnerable, but I am neither. I found this out at local housing office. Just a middle aged woman with family that is moving out. I can not afford the rent that I will lose because my son has left school.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,265 Disability Gamechanger
    So, are we saying this is a Bedroom Tax issue?
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