sorry I have not read all your replies.
bur re: "the living on your own thing"
it's very expensive.
these days very expensive.
I won't be like these other's who will soft soap it for you,
if you are a single man who wants a crash, it's basically not going to happen, unless you want to squat.
if you are a lesbian woman, with 10 foreign kids, yeah, that will happen, you'd get a house, but,
if you are a native fella of this country, with no dependants, i'm sorry to tell you the truth but it just *aint gonna happen*, that you'll get your own place.
even on the council list, I've been looking at how that sort of situation is developing, and basically, unless your a teenage girl, who opened her legs to everyone, and got some bairns brewing in the oven, to them you don't exist.
from what I understand, if you have mental issues, they might be prepared to help you, but you'd probably end up in a half way house? which I can assure you is not pleasant.
I do have an idea though?
if you offered to help out your folks? you know.. do a few jobs around the place, drive them around a bit, do half and half. in short be fair?
they might all of sudden decide they don't mind you around?
might even give you a more comfortable living situation?
us parents aren't complete idiots. we just want to be treated fairly?
1) cook them a meal 2 nights a week. it don't matter If the meal is ######.. all that matters is you tried?
2) if you don't have a car, and they do, chuck em £5- £10 a week for gas, for them running you around (if they do?)
3) get your mum some flowers once in a while? and watch a movie your old man likes once in a while?
..if you do have a car, take em to their favourite garden centre/ café every so often. old folks love that!
I bet within a couple of weeks, they would not want you to leave? they'd be begging you to stay?
all the best.