Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Housing News

Last week I had a proposition made to me. It was something that I couldn't talk to anyone else about because it needed to be approved by "Head Office" before it could become general knowledge. I was asked to think about the proposition, and today I was asked if I had come to a decision. I have, and because "Head Office" have approved it, I can tell you all about it.

As you know I have been living in a hostel for the last few months. I had hoped to have moved into rented accommodation but because I was so depressed the mental health team that look after me felt that it would not be a good idea to contemplate such a move until my mood had stabilized and I was able to cope with things a bit better. The lovely lady who has management responsibility for a number of properties that the company has in this part of London (each facility has its own manager, but she oversees all of them) asked me to consider moving into a property that is being refurbished to provide 27 bedsits for people with mental health problems and acting as caretaker of the facility. There would be professional help Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and the facilities for me to summon help if needed after these hours.

And what do I get out of this? Free accommodation. Yes, that's right; I get a little flat of my own and don't have to pay for it. Could things actually be going right for a change?

5 comments:

In the Pink said...

What an incredible opportunity! Free rent is the thing of dreams. Congratulations

steph said...

That sounds like a real 'vote of confidence' to me!

I like the idea of you having your own little flat yet still being part of a community.

Think back to this time last year and there really is no comparison. There'll be no stopping you now!

Good luck with the crochet class tomorrow. I've no doubt you'll ace it!

NOS said...

WOW, FREE HOUSING? That's amazing.

mini said...

Sounds good to me, free accomadation would also free up money for the things you enjoy :o)

Glad you are back online

Ms Leftie said...

That is excellent news MSG! I am really pleased for you!

Love Alison
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