I am 25 and in full time work in central London. My job doesn't pay a lot, I am generally left with less than £100 - £200 a month after all expenditures.
I had moved out of my parents into a maisonnette with my girlfriend, but due to mould problems, we had to move out. She moved into her parents house, I couldn't find anywhere to live so had no choice but to live in my sisters box room (along with 3 kids and her husband in the same house). The room is so small, my head touches one end and my feet the other when in bed. My job had changed and I now need to drive and pay £220 to TFL for the privilege of 40c heat in packed trains.
I had applied for a council house a year ago, back when my girlfriend and I both lived in another box room at my parents, we were put on the second from highest group at the time.
My issue is that since she has moved with her parents, (they have two spare rooms), we're no longer a priority and wouldn't get housing for many years.
I desperately need to move out, have even contemplated living in my car. I have looked high and low at renting out a room, but It's next to impossible to find a place that will accept me. The one place that I did find, was full of dodgy people and smelt like weed.
I'm at a loose end, and can't figure out what I can do about it.