Homeless in Nottinghamshire

We could all learn about the narrow divide between being a homeowner with possessions to spare and suddenly – or at least it feels like that – Nothing! Be compassionate and give people a helping hand.

Joe Blogs

Imagine this: due to the breakdown in your relationship and business partnership, you descend into debt, and then find yourself in rent arrears. Helpless to do anything about the debt and arrears you are then evicted from your home. You end up homeless on the street with your three children.  The local Council initially views you as intentionally homeless and therefore not eligible for re-housing help. This is what happened this year to a local Nottingham woman.

She told us her story at the Health and Wellbeing Board’s Stakeholder Network meeting at Carlton’s Richard Herrod Centre on Nov 10th. She said that what had happened to her could have happened to any of the 70 odd people sitting in the hall.

I don’t think that there was anybody in the hall who was not shocked by the appalling implications of that statement.

The subject of the event was homelessness, and…

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