A place to live

Hello Hackney,Happy New Year!A general introduction, because I am interested in moving to the area.Thing is, I’m not in the best financial state. I’m currently on housing benefit and also have a pretty bad credit rating. So I would need to find an accommodating landlord/ lady.However, I have a good work/ office base in Brick Lane and some good contacts friends in East London and they are part of the reason I feel more and more ready to make the move.Do you think you can help please? In the end I’d just like to find somewhere I can call home and get my life back on track in London.Jason