15-01-2020 09:05 PM
Hi new here and just need to talk.
I have PTSD and am a single father to a 15 year old with down sydrome.
The last year or so has been tough as i lost the support of my parents with looking after my daughter after she got home from school until i got home from work.
I struggled on for about 4 months but NDIS stopped me using funding for a carer after school and i was not earning enough for after school care plus i did not want my daughter going there for other reasons.
So i quite full time work and it was a few hard months on part time work, part centerlink before getting a carers pension. But even then my rent and car payments used that up and was living on 10 hours a week work. That got cut to 5 hours a couple months ago. Then a few days before Christmas i got 4 weeks notice to vacate my rented unit. I have never been late with rent or done anything wrong the owner wants to move in. Then to top it off, just after Christmas got told i have no more part time work.
So next week we become homeless because now i dont earn enough to rent a property where i live. The housing here is tough for 2 working people but non working its impossible as they look at using no more than 30% of your income. So my fortnightly income would not cover a weeks rent via the 30% rule.
Been to housing and vinnies etc but getting nowhere. its been dragging me down the last few months and the last month has hit me hard. Go from no sleep for 2-3 days to sleeping 2 days away. House is a mess and trying to organise moving. My sister came over to help but got upset at me because my daughters room was a mess. She got really upset at me. But she does not realise i cleaned it last week but she changes clothes 4 times a day and i just got behind on washing. plus its hard to get motivated when im feeling down with no end in site. I know i have been going down mentally but hate going to sit on a chair and talk about how i feel.
16-01-2020 05:47 AM
@2020patch Hey 2020patch and welcome to the forum . You are certainly going through alot atm. Have you got somewhere to stay when you finally leave? Either family or friends while you find your feet again? Can you look at a 1 bedroom place for the time being with yourself on a sofa bed ? I have a 2 bedroom villa and my daughter has her bed in the living room. It just has to be for me to afford where I want to live. Just fyi if you want to contact someone on the forums put a @ infromt of their names like I did for you that will send a notification to them of your post. Love greenpeax
16-01-2020 08:07 AM
16-01-2020 11:44 AM
Hang in there @2020patch .
Not much to add, but, you are doing a good job in very trying circumstances. Really hope you can catch a break soon. Don't be afraid to talk to someone about what you are going through and experiencing. I know it can be hard, but, it might also help.
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