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    congrats to me, finally got a flat.............................

    im so.............o happy the council contacted me today saying they are going to nominate me for a flat.
    omg i cried so much, i can finally get out of this hostle and my little girl can have her very own room.
    only took nearly 4 years but i got there, so........o here's hope for any other people out there needing somewhere to live.

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    I'm really chuffed for you.

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    thank you hun, i really have been pushing it though, i have been going up to the office once a week and ringing them twice a week , i think i just p******* them off tbh.

    wowww that's a long time to be in a hostel :shock: congratulations hun xx :thumbsup:
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    well done and wishing you all the best for the future

    Congratulations, Good for you and your little girl, she is gorgeous!

    Editor

    Thats fantastic news, terrible you've had to wait so long, especially with children .....

    All the best for your move - hope you'll be very happy in your new home when you get it xx

    hope ur in for xmas:santa::santa::santa:

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    Congratulations, some good news at last x x

    congratulations!!!!!

    Congrats!!!

    Best of luck hope it all goes well for you both and are happy in your new home...:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Have you actually seen the flat yet? congratz

    Nice one. Best of luck to you both.

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    Abvance;3361423

    Have you actually seen the flat yet? congratz



    no i haven't seen it yet, i haven't even told my partner yet, can't wait till he finishes work, im so..........o happy, i really don't mind what it like, as long as my little one has her own room.

    thanks all for the congrats, your all stars

    charlie2;3361464

    no i haven't seen it yet, i haven't even told my partner yet, can't wait … no i haven't seen it yet, i haven't even told my partner yet, can't wait till he finishes work, im so..........o happy, i really don't mind what it like, as long as my little one has her own room.thanks all for the congrats, your all stars

    why do the keep you in a hostel for so long? i never realised it could be that long i thought it was only a matter of months

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    Mardyass;3361488

    why do the keep you in a hostel for so long? i never realised it could be … why do the keep you in a hostel for so long? i never realised it could be that long i thought it was only a matter of months



    thats just the way it goes hun, i think they did it because my partner and i both work, but earn very little .
    they tend to house people on income support quicker, ( no offence)

    Mardyass;3361488

    why do the keep you in a hostel for so long? i never realised it could be … why do the keep you in a hostel for so long? i never realised it could be that long i thought it was only a matter of months



    here they give you an A band listing and you are housed the first week!! my daughter got a 3bed new-build first week after applying and she was living with us...how it varies:?

    I am soo happy for you though! persistance pays off:thumbsup:

    I hope its a lovely place:)

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    you where in a hostel for 4 years?

    charlie2;3361518

    thats just the way it goes hun, i think they did it because my partner … thats just the way it goes hun, i think they did it because my partner and i both work, but earn very little .they tend to house people on income support quicker, ( no offence)



    omg thats terrible! i really feel for you-where in the country are you?

    sassie;3361536

    you where in a hostel for 4 years?



    are you as shocked as me? even single people get a flat here within 3 or 3 weeks max..

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    louloo;3361545

    are you as shocked as me?



    well slightly, as i didnt think this was allowed, i thought the max time to be in a hostel was 9 months, and thought even that had now been shortened:?

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    louloo;3361541

    omg thats terrible! i really feel for you-where in the country are you?



    hampshire

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    sassie;3361553

    well slightly, as i didnt think this was allowed, i thought the max time … well slightly, as i didnt think this was allowed, i thought the max time to be in a hostel was 9 months, and thought even that had now been shortened:?



    when i first went into the hostel i was told i would be in hear for a min of 2 years

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    if i had been in a hostel for 4 years, you can bet your bottom dollar i wouldnt be accepting a flat, do you not have mp's in your neck of the woods

    louloo;3361545

    are you as shocked as me? even single people get a flat here within 3 or … are you as shocked as me? even single people get a flat here within 3 or 3 weeks max..

    im shocked,i know a friend of mine had to stay in a grotty b&b for 6 weeks before she was housed and i thought that was bad!

    Is it like the film?

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    a bit confused here, you say you have a partner and he works, yet you where in a hostel

    starsparkle2311;3361589

    all depends where you live, absolutely no council accommodation available … all depends where you live, absolutely no council accommodation available where i live (unless you already are with the council, then you can transfer, or if you have a baby), i rent private, so that's scuppered my chances of EVER getting a house. Still 4 years is a long time. Very happy for you tho'

    a woman who lives in my town was told to go and private rent as they wouldnt give her council accomadation as they didnt have any,she rented a huge 4 bed detached place in the high end of the town,it even had a swimming pool,she didnt work was on full benefits and they soon found her a council house!

    starsparkle2311;3361589

    all depends where you live, absolutely no council accommodation available … all depends where you live, absolutely no council accommodation available where i live (unless you already are with the council, then you can transfer, or if you have a baby), i rent private, so that's scuppered my chances of EVER getting a house. Still 4 years is a long time. Very happy for you tho'



    i have heard these horror stories and seen on TV the accomodation people are in...its disgusting and unfair that your basic needs are postcode lottery.

    Mardyass;3361609

    a woman who lives in my town was told to go and private rent as they … a woman who lives in my town was told to go and private rent as they wouldnt give her council accomadation as they didnt have any,she rented a huge 4 bed detached place in the high end of the town,it even had a swimming pool,she didnt work was on full benefits and they soon found her a council house!



    they have a rent allowance here and you have to top up if you get a high-rent place. There are little pockets where council property is scarce and people wont move two miles up the road so they pay extra top-up.
    I am still horrified they can force you to live your life in a hostel...is it just one room?

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    sassie;3361584

    a bit confused here, you say you have a partner and he works, yet you … a bit confused here, you say you have a partner and he works, yet you where in a hostel



    yes we work very hard but don't earn alot, and have to pay maintainance for my partners other child. and other out goings, so couldn't afford to rent privertly or buy a property

    charlie2;3361640

    yes we work very hard but don't earn alot, and have to pay maintainance … yes we work very hard but don't earn alot, and have to pay maintainance for my partners other child. and other out goings, so couldn't afford to rent privertly or buy a property



    but you pay for the hostel??

    sorry nosey me...just shocked

    I hope you get somewhere lovely and are happy! you all deserve it!

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    charlie2;3361640

    yes we work very hard but don't earn alot, and have to pay maintainance … yes we work very hard but don't earn alot, and have to pay maintainance for my partners other child. and other out goings, so couldn't afford to rent privertly or buy a property



    well i hope you and your family will be very happy in your new home x

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    louloo;3361661

    but you pay for the hostel??sorry nosey me...just shockedI hope you get … but you pay for the hostel??sorry nosey me...just shockedI hope you get somewhere lovely and are happy! you all deserve it!



    yeah we don't get any help, and its just as much to rent a hostel than it is to rent a flat, from the council crazy isn't it.

    starsparkle2311;3361695

    yeh it is, luckily the house i rent is more than i could ever dream of … yeh it is, luckily the house i rent is more than i could ever dream of getting from the council, only bummer is the rent is 3 times as much.



    which makes it impossible to work...as the wages will never be high enough!

    when i wanted to work when kids went to school i found at the time-due to having a mortgage-i would be £30 a week worse off! they would help with rent but not mortgage whereas income support would pay mortgage in full...it was so stupid, and frustrating.

    louloo;3361722

    which makes it impossible to work...as the wages will never be high … which makes it impossible to work...as the wages will never be high enough!when i wanted to work when kids went to school i found at the time-due to having a mortgage-i would be £30 a week worse off! they would help with rent but not mortgage whereas income support would pay mortgage in full...it was so stupid, and frustrating.



    they don't pay full rent for private tenants, but yeh it makes going to work hard, i know that's life but still...............

    Original Poster

    yeah there were many times i said to my partner im fed up, i know if we whent on job seekers we would be housed tomorrow, because with us they also had to take in consideration what we could afford, as with job seekers it doesn't matter, because its being paid for them

    jellybaby22;3361356

    aww well done..its a shame that people have to wait so long..my friend … aww well done..its a shame that people have to wait so long..my friend and her 2 kids live in a one bedromm flat and they have been waiting for almost 3 years to be housed......will be nice for your little one to have a room of her own..:thumbsup:



    I was in the same boat, but there were 2 adults & 1 child sleepign in same room for about 3.5 years....we ended up private renting....:)

    charlie2;3361769

    yeah there were many times i said to my partner im fed up, i know if we … yeah there were many times i said to my partner im fed up, i know if we whent on job seekers we would be housed tomorrow, because with us they also had to take in consideration what we could afford, as with job seekers it doesn't matter, because its being paid for them



    The system stinks...

    good luck. hope you have a lovely christmas in your own placex x x x
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