I lived with a friend a few years ago and when he had his house repossessed, I was told that I was not eligible for rehoming by the local authority because I had no dependent children living with me and was single, therefore capable of rehousing myself in a hostel.
I was on the end of the repo chain a good few years ago and was told then that I was only eligible for rehousing because I had children.
Even if you arenít in priority need, the council must look at your housing situation. It must then advise and help you find somewhere else to live or help you keep your home. It must give you information about accommodation that suits you and should tell you about places that you could try, for example housing associations, hostels or private landlords. The council can also house you but this is unlikely to happen, especially in popular areas like London.
You should also be allowed to apply to the waiting list for permanent council housing, or other schemes the council has. If you are told you canít do this, ask the council to put it in writing and then get independent advice. If the help the council gives you does not find you a home, contact a local advice centre
You'll see from previous posts in here I wrestle with the concept of you being genuine or fake, but lets for arguments sake say you are genuine...
You've mentioned difficulty keeping up with Mortgage payments before, maybe some 5-6months ago, and people (fairly sure including me) gave links to organisations who could help, told you what to do regarding debts, and gave you pretty much every chance to get out of the situation.
Today's post is the only time I have ever seen you comment on writing to anyone with an attempt to manage debts. Had you done this sooner, you would have helped yourself and quite likely not got this deep in trouble.
Recent forum disruption/discussion has prompted me to consider each post, but listen man. This needs saying - there are 27 pages of discussion here for you to read through, and a lot of suggestions on how you could of, and still can, help yourself....
Read it. Act on it. Help yourself. If you won't, no-one else can.
Could we not arrange some work @ RM as we are 'very important'
IMHO I do not think it's very professional posting on a public forum about how bad the situation is.
Bar giving Axe money there's not alot else we can do.
All information Axe needs is located on the internet, I know as I've been through it when I was made redundant, how to stop my house being repo'ed, how many hours can I work before my benefits get taken away.
I also sent 75 letters to all local IT companies, I got 10 phones calls saying it was a good way of looking for a job and they will keep my details.
Trust me its not that bad out there in regards to I.T. jobs. I am on 3 years experiance half of that part time and have had had lots of interest in the past and current for me. So there must be something I am doing that your not.
Maybe your CV/cover statement needs editing to reflect more realism. I fail to see how with your experiance you can't get at least a 20k job.
b) you are a tech - not earning very much ATM and very young still - good for you but not for AXE
c) AXE probably wouldn't be considered for a job like yours - you can only edit your CV to a point and he is so far above basic tech as to be almost invisible
Isn't AXE based in Gloucestershire?
I wonder why he never sticks up for himself on here or responds to people's questions.
Hopefully the economy will pick up soon (House prices on the increase). More and more jobs will come up but not always IT ones. Is he just applying for IT ones?
At the end of the day, there are jobs out there. Maybe not paying the £30k+ or whatever it is AXE is looking for, maybe not in IT and maybe not the kind of job AXE wants to do, but anything is better than nothing, surely?
If he omits such things, then how does he explain an even longer time unemployed? Lie?
I worked in MCD's whilst going through University and on a weekend I would make a good wage - that lasted me the week in Uni. Other full time staff there were being rewarded and I know of at least 5 who went on to become Second Assistant and First Assistant Store Managers. It wouldn't suprise me if they are now Store Managers.
It's not IT but starting at the bottom maybe the way to go.
I wish AXE all the luck in the world and am happy to look over his CV from an ITCo/Head of ICT point of view.
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garethedmondson (29th January 2010)
Good point - but McDonalds expect that. They employed me when I was a student - they were aware that they have a very high turnover of staff. Look how many young people begin jobs and leave jobs as McDs.
I totally agree with you in a lot of jobs - but not in McDonalds.
Who knows, maybe AXE would enjoy it - especially as it brings money in. Plus isn't there that saying that once you have a job it's easier to get a job?
As well as the work - there is also the socialising that would come from working. I met many a teacher whilst working the till. I also got some experience messing with the tills in McDonalds - it was excellent experience for working with young people etc.
The main point of my post was that there is always somewhere to get a job and sometimes you have to start at the bottom and work up. Just bringing the cash in is important in ACE's case I think.
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