Feeling like an awful mother

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    Hiya, I’m a single parent and have been in a b&b since July with my 3 kids with no cooking or washing facilities to wash clothes, council won’t help as was found intentionally homeless, so social services have put me here, it’s over an hour away from the kids school and it’s costly getting them there and trying to feed them, I have no money to get any presents for them and feel like a terrible mother I just don’t know what to do and feel like the worst person ever

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    Manabear2
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    Just a reply to say I have been through this with council recently I left a home fleeing domestic abuse I got in touch with a team that’s helped fight my corner refusing to accept I intentionally made myself homeless it has really helped not sure if there’s citizens advice can help you.

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    mstime
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    Hi

    Im sorry to read of the hard time your experiencing and hope things pick up for you. Im sure they will!  In the meantime try not to feel too down (easy for me to say). Christmas is a hard time of the year and can be very brutal. This year is my worst xmas ever so i kind of get it. For my shortcomings this year ive promised next years will be more than twice as good. Sorry if i havent helped.

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    Hi Nikkikizzy

    Thank you for posting on our forum and I’m sorry you are experiencing this at the moment.  I’m pleased to see that other parents are chatting with you.  I hope this is helping you a little.  It may be an idea to speak to a housing agency for some advice and guidance.  Shelter have a helpline you can call.  Here are their details:

    • Shelter expert housing advice 0808 800 4444  https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

    Kind regards, Justine

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