Basically my child is starting primaray school in September and as i have been a homemaker since he was born, I really need to find work. My husband works full time 35 hours a week. We have to privately rent, and because of the area we are in (Greater London and family who help me a lot when i’m really incapable) out rent is a ludicrous £1175 pcm for a small two up two down. Plus there is council tax in excess of 180 pcm and all other bills and debts…I’m sure you all know. We get a top up of housing benefit for less than half, but it’s capped and due to hubbys salary (under 20k) can’t get anymore. I don’t get any other benefits, DLA ,IB, JSA etc. nurse said i was unlikley to be awarded it.
Anyway our landlady wants to put the rent up to 1225pcm, so if this is to happen i’m going to need a job, or move. I have looked but literally can not find anywhere within walking distance of my childs school (don’t drive) for less than 1600pcm, except flats on the top floor, which would be inaccessible for me.
I can barely function half the week, fatigue, cog fog, poor memory & concentration, tremors and can only walk for about just under a mile before i’m in too much pain to continue. The local transport services are poor at best, the job i used to do is mainly in central London, but no way could i commute in again every day. Also the job would have to pay a fair amount to cover the shortfall or no benefot would leave us in. I feel like people judge me and I feel completley useless. I just don’t know how to start looking or thinking about work in this state, anyone got any ideas?
I wish I could support my family, doing what I know, but MS has taken that from me. Many thanks - sorry if this is a bit of a ramble.