Into my own rented council property.
Happy Monday everyone, hope you’re having a marvellous day.
Recently, I’ve moved from Supported Accommodation into my own council property. I moved onto supported accommodation in March 2018 after having to move quite quickly from my accommodation prior, I contacted my local council asking for support with emergency accommodation as I was having some trouble mentally at my previous address. Dudley Council were so helpful at finding me supported accommodation with Midland Heart.
I was assigned a support worker whilst I was a resident, my support workers helped with almost anything I needed support with. I had some difficulty speaking to people over the phone as I stutter quite a lot when I’m in uncomfortable situations, my support workers also helped me with budgeting, my debts etc. They were really helpful.
I made an application to Dudley Council in which I was then able to look and apply for rented properties, I first had to attend a tenancy support workshop with the council, which is incredibly helpful, I really recommend to people who are “asked” to attend.
The bidding process was quite straight forward.
I was quite picky though due to wanting to movie somewhat closer to my parents who offer emotional support for myself. But luckily a lovely property became available and I bid for that property straight away, at first I thought I hadn’t got the property because I didn’t hear anything, but two weeks later I got the call to go and view the flat.
I’ve never been so pleased and happy to finally feel a connection, the area seems so pleasant and calm which is definitely something I need.
I accepted the property and the moving process began. Due to limited spaces in supported accommodation I needed to move out quite quickly, I signed the tenancy the following week and accepted the keys.
It was quite daunting at first moving from supported accommodation – it was quite odd not having 24/7 staff available, I was also petrified of being able to afford the bills and any other expenses, but so far, it’s been a blast and I can safely say that it’s been a walk in the park so far, but who knows what could happen.
I am quite lucky to have further six weeks support from Midland Heart to make the transition more easier. I am thankful for that.
My flat still needs to be decorated accordingly but that takes time, but I shall write another blog post in due time to showcase my flat.