Hello. I’m new here and came on the site for advice.
Here’s the deal…
I live in a group home (congregate) with 3 other people with severe schizophrenia. The food budget and groceries cover breakfast and dinner four days a week consistently but not the whole week.
This used to work prior to COVID because there were only three of us and we all went home on weekends which we are not allowed to now.
So now we are left to fend for ourselves three nights a week.
The issue is that not everyone is capable of doing so, and I have tried numerous times to bring it up with the people that run the house and they have not taken steps to do anything concrete to help.
From trying to talk to the other people living here I don’t think they understand the situation. One said “God will provide” and the other answered by talking about his favourite singer on YouTube.
I tried contacting the ministry of social development and affordable housing associations but they said they were not responsible. I have talked with a friend and the family of one of my housemates but am not sure if they can do anything about it.
I have considered taking control of the situation myself but find the idea of feeding everybody three nights a week on my own rather daunting. I am also trying to move out on my own and go to school and manage my own illness.
Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks for reading this.