This situation with the baroness is a further example of our whole housing allocation system remaining in the dark ages.
As a former homeless persons officer I have had the unenviable task of trying to assist homelless families at the height of recessions 1970s and late 80s early 90s and to see families lose their homes and young children uprooted and made to feel like outcasts in bed and breakfast and oftimes inferior temporary housing makes what she and others are doing in exploiting the social housing system deplorable.
If this lady is as well heeled as I suspect she may well be then why and on what social grounds did she get allocated a tenancy in the first instance.
In my past career experience determining housing need also included the salary and disposable income of applicants social housing is for those who are
unable to gain suitable accomadation through their own means is it right for
say a combined income family on £60k to much more as is often the case to be afforded assisted accomadation and that is exactly what I believe our social housing proviso is all about.
I myself through choice live in council accomadation i have also again through
choice refused to excercise my RTB
as I believe that anyone in need of housing should be given as much chance as is possible and our depleting housing stock makes it more and more difficult especially for our younger generation to get assistance.
Baroness Uddin I believe very quickly installed furniture and other evidence
of living at the Maidstone property soon after the news broke well can i remind
her Housing association that Electoral Rolls Utility Bills evidence from neighbours is all submissable when asking a judge to determine occupation
so hopefully this will wnd with a very much needed social housing property coming back into stock of this housing association and then allocated to a deserving person