Satire: Shortage of Housing and Homelessness


Here is something the Ice Queen Theresa May will have to address as it continues to happen under her watch which she was a minister under the Tory Coalition to the present time:

Well what have here, the alleged Cameron guilty of pay cronyism to date when he left as Prime Minister if true then those in concerned should back it back. What are the chances of this happening your guess is good as mine a big no they won’t pay it back unless it goes to employment tribunal but even then they may or may not win their case. It is purported that the Civil Service World reported that seven Downing Street special advisors got raises as much as £14, 976 after last year’s elections on top of their salary.

It’s further purported that overseas investment into UK with a record number of investments were made by foreign companies up by 11% on the previous year. Not a lot have been mentioned about people who are on state benefits that had a £30:00 cut on their benefit per year. Well done Mr and Mrs Politicians for looking after yourselves and your fatcat friends whilst the poor get poorer. Foodbanks at a all-time high which most of my followers will know of someone who falls into this category. Then there is an endemic of housing shortage which parliament is happy to brush under the carpet and fail to acknowledge its happening on their watch which is current.

Ice Queen Theresa May is being urged to consider a policy under which housing rents would be linked to local wage levels.

The call, in a report suggesting the government consider a radical new policy of “living rents”, comes as the prime minister chairs the first session of her social reform committee, which will look into how to make housing more affordable for families.

The prime minister has put together a team of 11 cabinet ministers, including Sajid Javid who will oversee housing as communities secretary. She said the group would meet regularly to discuss making “life easier for the majority of people in this country who just about manage”.

As well as housing it will look at issues such as job security, education and the way that non-white people are treated by public services.

May said she wanted ministers to focus on vulnerable individuals but also a much wider group who just get by. “You might have a job but you don’t always have job security,” she said. “You may have your own home, but you worry about paying a mortgage. You can just about manage but you worry about the cost of living and getting your kids into a good school.

See article below:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/01/theresa-may-consider-living-rent-policy-linked-wage

There are those who will openly say that Labour did not do a lot to address this issue after 13 years in power. Under their watch they did build some houses but it was out of reach of working class pockets. Since the Tory coalition they did not want to rock the boat but instead blamed Labour of mismanagement during their five years in government. Since last year the Tories came into power they are more than happy to continue to blame Labour. I hate to disappoint Ice Queen Theresa May since David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister over brexit the buck stops with you, you were on his watch too and had a hand in it. There is no getting away from it no matter how you rebrand it or no amount of spin will do.

They have the cheek to say the best solution to solve the social housing is to reintroduce the right to buy which was abolished under Labour. What is wrong about the right to buy you may ask. Councils across the UK have been held back from building truly afford housing which restricts them from building more houses. If I’m honest I say that a Labour, Coalition, and Tory Governments are to blame.

Successful governments in UK have failed to address mental health properly which is an added stress to local services ie Council Housing Departments and police services which are at bursting point. Since the introduction of Care in the Community the rate of mental health hospitals closed and offering very little support for them to integrate into the community. The government has a lot to answer for leaving people with mental health problems. Instead voluntary sectors that made a mint out of the situation during the late 1970s to 2010 then they soon realized the so called Big Society introduced by the coalition was a con they saw their funding cut and they had to lay off staff. Instead the coalition came out with a slogan “We Are All in It Together” which did not last for long.Council Housing Departments across the UK started to invest in Housing Liaising Boards the idea was to use them as advisory group to advise Housing Departments the unfortunate thing about them is the tenants have very little knowledge how to address the situations of mental health instead they are happy to give a good talk but with little action. Most of them talks about is housing repairs, bulk rubbish, anti-social behavior,  car parking and some are still happy with housing stock transfer. I do recall the three major trade unions were against the idea and the battle was lost as the tenants won the the day. There are tenants who have been on the waiting list to move to other property and when they see asylum seekers and refugees moving into some accommodation then resentment comes to play and they don’t know what their circumstances are on why they managed to move into the property instead of them. If the truth is to be told the establishment are happy to let the council estates to be run down so they can sell it to the highest bidder to build houses and flats only for the contractors to sell them to the wealthy investors from abroad and to UK citizens who can afford the inflatable prices. In some parts of London Councils are moving tenants out of their properties and moving them some 60 miles away and further. Oh before I forget not all council tenants are on full benefits as some of them do pay their taxes and they are still not receiving a decent housing service and some end up in hostels or even worse made homeless.

Although there is some evidence on a small scale that Housing Associations are building some housing they are still overpriced and they rather rent it to people on a certain income which means that working class don’t get a look in as they cannot afford the rent and to add insult to injury there is a benefit cap which disadvantage people who are on benefits. If you are on universal credit one of the idea is that people on benefits are to pay their own rent and council tax instead of the old system which made it easier for it being paid directly to the agencies from the Department of Works and Pension. Whilst I concur that, that people should be held responsible for paying their rent, and council tax directly to the various departments there are some people who does not know how to budget and I’m not saying this in a negative way there are people who are registered as Learning Disability and some have to depend on their carers to pay their rent, and council tax another forgotten lot which the establishment have misplaced also not forgetting people with physical disabilities and hidden disabilities.

See below a youtube on Supported Accommodation:

The government are also failing to address care homes which are both in Local Government, Health and Voluntary Sectors which are closing at an alarming rate only for the land to sold to the highest bidder for  multiplex projects which all monies to go back to central government instead of going directly to local government they are left to put in a bid just to get the money.

The establishment are still failing to address homelessness which has increased and charities started to feed the homeless and rough sleepers to provide them with a hot meal during the weekends out of humanity in some cases. But I do know of one charity that really does it out of humanity and this is not an easy task to do but give credit where it’s due they have been around for three years come rain, sun or snow they continue to provide food for the homeless and rough sleepers without central government, local government, or European funding they receive donations from the public to feed them which can be a thankless task.

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