i was red arrowed in a previous post for being a council tenant and working
would you rather a immigrant have my council house rent free
would you rather me pay full rent and council tax and stay?
- pinky, norwich, 10/8/2010 08:05
Those are his strange line breaks, not mine. And apparently immigrants don't pay rent or work. I'd rather he pissed off, if not into the sea then at least into a private house, seeing as he can afford to rent.
As for Sarah.....
I have been homeless for the past 2 years - just for having no job (have had a broken arm these past 3 years, which the NHS refuse to operate on - they say only 50:50). I am asked to prove so much just to be able to rent somewhere normally (as I used to have savings, but don't have anymore now!) However, going to Brent Council, you either have to be mentally ill (which I am not-not surprising that Brent has the highest rate of mental illness in the country) or under 16 + pregnant - I am neither and even if I was pregnant, I am not under 16. I do not have any bank statements, nor on benefits, as I do not have an address and cannot use any of my friends addresses.My friend also has friends who are in the same situation as me-have now decided to cross the channel. I have been living out of a hired car for the past few months (mine died in December) but this is no way to live.I know of a couple who have just arrived from Switzerland and got housing benefit straight away.This is a disgrace!
- Sarah, London, 10/8/2010 08:04
That's quite a story. But how much does it cost to hire a car for a month? Cheaper than a flat?