It is so hard to find somewhere to live.

At present I am sleeping on my mother's sofa, a situation that my mental health team agree is not good for either my mental or physical health. Recently I received both my backdated ESA and severe disability premium, (from when I lived alone). These payments mean I have more than enough for a deposit, month rent in advance and admin charges. But NOWHERE seems to offer accommodation to people on benefits. I can't lie as they want work references.

I tried local housing, but they could only offer shared accommodation on the other side of London. Last time I lived in shared accommodation, I had a breakdown.

It is soooo frustrating.