I'm 20 years of age, going 21, currently employed part time within a retail company nearing the end of my probation period, i've got a wonderful oppurtunity to volunteer with the metropolitan police that I will be taking the next step to ensuring tomorrow, which will be my first assessment day, managed to speak with my manager and get her to understand that I look to get my hours confined to the weekend so that I will be left with time during the week to dedicate toward the police courses.
My problem is where I am currently living, at home, i'm currently being forced to share a room with my little sister whos aged 14, the room I used to have as my own is now being rented out to an international exchange student, the £50 a month for which I am contributing now isn't enough for my parents, despite the fact that I hardly use any resources in the house, despite the fact that i'm hardly ever here while trying to persue self development and a first step into a career that I can progress within. I now hardly eat here, with my dad having placed a lock on the kitchen door threatening that soon I will not be able to eat anything, they keep demanding more money out of me now that I am working part time. They argue constantly over the smallest things in the world, my fathers a gambling addict which causes problems within the house financially and psychologically. Its toxic, I can't go a day in here without having to endure stressful situations that just set my mind back from being productive and advancing forward.
I am looking for advice, I want to move out, the only financial commitment I currently have is paying off the remainder for a new laptop I purchased which has £540 left that has to be paid which initially totaled at £600. The only things I need and am looking for are the essentials, food, water, a bed, internet connection, bathroom and toilet.
I have never lived on my own before so whats the best way to go about finding an accommodation that provides these at an affordable cost and still allow me to make career progression?