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    I don’t know what to do.  I’m disabled, my youngest two children have autism and adhd my oldest is off to uni September.  Life has been very stressful my husband gets very stressed with the children.  Many times he has said he’ll change but hasn’t.  I’ve encouraged him to seek professional help from GP or else where but he says he’ll sort things his way.

    I’ve had enough just want a quieter calmer life and not feel on edge all the time.  Ive been looking into housing.  The problem is I have a joint mortgage with my husband on the house we are currently in.  I can’t manage the house on my own.  We have put it on the market but I can’t get on the council register as I have a house.  I don’t want to wait until it’s sold.  I feel stuck as I only have income from benefits and no savings.  My credit rating is not great either as we had difficulty because my health deteriorated and I ended up unable to work.  Private landlord want deposits and money up front and most don’t want people on benefits.

    has anyone else experienced similar or know of any help available?

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    Hi Marie

    1. I’m in a very similar situation as you, I’m also on disability benefits but also about to start work (not given a start date as yet) two of my (adult ) children are disabled. I’m also on a joint mortgage. No help but I completely empathise with your situation. I notice that your post is from July, have you managed to find a solution to your situation? Kind regards
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    thank you for your reply.  Things have moved on somewhat.  My husband was arrested for domestic abuse.   He is only able to see the children now twice a week and is not able to move back into the family home.  He is renting privately.

    I couldn’t find an estate agent that would let to me.  However I’m waiting for the council to contact me.  We are going to sell the house.  The person who is renting to my husband is interested in buying it and will let a property to me too.

    I hoping a few months down the line to be able to pursue shared ownership.  It’s very difficult navigating it all.

    wishing you all the best as you try sorting things out


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