To make this as simple as possible, I'm 23 and live in the UK. I have stayed at home with my mother and brother instead of moving out. I did this so i could help my mother (My father isn't in the picture.) pay rent. She is an alcoholic and my brother is a drug abuser and psychically violent person, which I also have to protect my mother against. He steals from us constantly + steals credit cards. Kicking him out isn't an option, my mother will defend him saying that she is her son so it isn't relevant.
I plan to move out on the 30th august but doing so would leave my mother in a bad position. She would be unable to pay rent and I was wondering if there's any options or financial help available. As much as I would love to pay two houses worth of rent, I would have to work myself to death to achieve it.
I am at a loss. I live in the south of england currently. My mother is firmly against the idea of moving anywhere far away as 'she's too old' she tells me and is too stubborn. I really love her, but it feels like I have to sacrifice my happiness to look after her. What can I do?