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    Hi all,

    I have a three month old, my partner left me when he was 6 weeks old. The house is mine (mortgaged) but he is not providing and financial support for me or our son. As I am currently on mat leave I am struggling to pay bills on my own.

    Previously I have rented a room out in my house to top up my income. I am thinking of doing this again but obviously worry about safeguarding issues. Does anyone have any experience/ advice about finding a logder. I do not have any friends or people I know who need a room however I do live in a uni town so could get a mature/post grad student (I dunno how safe this would be or whether a baby will prohibit this).

    Thanks for any advice!


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    Sorry i have no advice on letting homes, but I am a single mom of a boy looking to rent. I work in central london hoping to find somewhere close to there so if you get proper advice on how to please contact

    #42271 Report


    I have just read this and I met a lovely man who works with vulnerable children. Really polite and quite sincere. I have known him almost 3 months just by saying hello . Turns out that this man is looking for digs as he is currently living at a B&B.

    My relative rents the bottom of her house out and seems to attracts weirdo’s who have always have some sort of  drink problem.I just looked at this bloke today and thought he would be perfect and he would not cause any issues.

    You need to think about someone who is working and has no issues getting a disclosure checks. You need to think about about whether they can bring people back to home etc… My friend had someone from hospital living with her and no issues at all.

    #42287 Report

    Hi all

    Thank you for all posting on our forum.  Its really important that when you are thinking of meeting up with someone you have met online that this is done as safely as possible.  Please read our online safety guidance for your reference.

    For issues around housing please see Shelters webpage where they have lots of information and advice.  Here is a link to their website:

    Hope that this information helps.


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