SHELTERING HOME NO CHRISTMAS PARTY
19/11/2009 10:35 am
I live in Tower Hamlets and heard from a Resident that due to a Warden been on sick leave over 5 months now that will not let them have they Christmas money coming out that - yes she may be leaving the flat each day but we cannot ask her to go to the bank and drawn the money out.
Not only that no Christmas Party for the Resident's got to have Meals on Wheels for Christmas Dinner.
I lose for words - how many of our Sheltering Homes Resident treated in this way. Promised give us you three or four bedroom property and we look after you.
I sorry the services, conditions and attitude toward Golden Age Resident's in unbelieveable.
How many of these Sheltering Homes Resident's being rip off.
Tell me if you know if your Housing Association treating its Golden Age Resident's in this manner
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20/11/2009 6:17 am
Had the sheltered home residents had any common sense they would have made sure that the home had a second signatory for withdrawing monies from the bank to cover their backs in circumstances like the one you mentioned. I have no sympathy for them.
20/11/2009 11:35 am
Well, that certainly sets the bar high for entries to the annual Inside Housing “Bah! Humbug!” award. I thought Melvin Bone had made a strong opening bid with his denunciation of my plea that the retired might want to retain elements of social and family life: “I'm not aware of any regulation regarding social housing that states there should be a provision for hobbies, grandchildren or even Christmas gatherings”, but really that just looks amateurish compared to this magnificent deployment of the “you should have thought of that before” gambit.
Come on now, let’s be having you. But a warning to the various disaffected estate officers, disappointed property owners, resentful taxpayers, and bitter leaseholders (including IL“We’re dreaming of a white Christmas”AG); no mere mention of unnecessary tinsel and plasma TVs, or injunction to “enjoy Xmas responsibly, and remember to pay your rent” will do this year. It’s going to take inspired curmudgeonliness to beat Alan S***ge’s benchmark-setting effort.
20/11/2009 11:45 am
"I resent the fact that my taxes are being used to keep these parasites alive in the first place".
20/11/2009 12:36 pm
Null points for Sancho, I'm afraid. That's all-year round. There needs to be a Christmas connection. Or at least a reference to banning pets in high-rise flats ("Mummy, where's my kitten?" "I'm afraid the landlord took her away....it says "no pets" in the terms and conditions").
20/11/2009 1:32 pm
John, how very remiss of you not to have included the annual homeless phrase - I wont see you on the streets at Christmas, but in the New Year you're out!"
Then again does that qualify for a festive "Bah Humbug Award" as its merely a societal more like lets open night shelters just for Christmas?
20/11/2009 1:46 pm
They done this - They need the Warden's Signature the one who's had five months off of work but is coming in and out the of tied property each day - but Housing Association saying if she fall due to going in with the bank book or signed cheques then will hold Housing Association respond. Excuse they encourage the Resident's to save and put into a account and in our Sheltering Homes will not allow the Resident's the two member's whom get the money extra week and put into the Bank Account but when comes to drawing only can take out the money with the Warden Signature has to be on the cheque. The Bank will only give the money to the Warden not the two other whom sign
so I understand. I understand do you want the Warden nor the other running off with the money.
20/11/2009 2:21 pm
So why not get a relief warden in (after all tenants pay for the service) and get the sick one to sign a check to cash (Christmas At Sheltered Housing anyone?) and the relief warden can cash it and be there for Christmas party
20/11/2009 7:49 pm
Yes she went to the Floating Warden onto the Area Manager onto his Manager onto the Director of the Resident Services. I have suggested write to the Chief Executive ask to take out of petty cash until come to arrangement. I said its the same with Christmas Party.
21/11/2009 12:33 pm
I am puzzled by this. Is this money that the residents have saved up for a Christmas party or is it money that the housing association have given for a party? I have worked for several housing associations as a scheme manager/warden and they have all had a rule that the scheme manager should not be a signatory on any account that holds resident social club funds. If the residents want to save up for a Christmas party they should form a committee and from this there should be three or four people who can be a signatory. Club accounts usually require two signatures to authorise a cheque. Even if the scheme manager does all the organsing the residents should be responsible for the money.
21/11/2009 1:09 pm
No its from understanding these Sheltering Homes Resident encourage to save all year from Events and save for family events. I presume from talking to the Resident's involved do not have bank accounts and some have illness's due to age of the Resident's.
I have explained what they told me most of the money was for a Christmas Event and not been made aware of Community Chest and no once made a claim. Wish I now made them aware of what the Community Chest is for. Sorry but I only just since a print out and noted it appear only Resident involved in Group's was getting any more from the Community Chest so I wrote a strong letter - well email to the Chair why you not made all Sheltering Resident aware of the Community Chest and why is the same old same always getting the funds. I noted over 10 homes getting no Community Chest because wasn't aware of the fact was one available.
All aware how many committe member should be the signatory but the fact I understand the chq book is with the Scheme Manager who is sick and Resident's cannot approach her so ask the Management of the Housing Association to get it but understand still need her signatory. Like you I know it hard to understand but will no let one of the Resident's go and get the book with her signatory on it nor will they let the Scheme Manager come out with the book with her signatory on it just in case she has a accident. I do not understand but at the end of the day for what every reason they cannot get the money out to hold the Christmas Event nor the part of the money belonging to each Resident each is own can buy family christmas presents.
I have spoke and said contact the Community Chest Fund of the Housing Association or ask the Chief Executive to give the money out of petty cash and put a iou until problem can be sorted out.
24/11/2009 1:04 pm
Joe wrote: 'So why not get a relief warden in (after all tenants pay for the service) and get the sick one to sign a check to cash (Christmas At Sheltered Housing anyone?) and the relief warden can cash it and be there for Christmas party'. That's too easy for some people to think of lol. Some people forget that their brain is for thinking and their feet are for dancing ;)
25/11/2009 3:41 am
I put them onto Help at the Aged and Sheltering Homes UK - because what every suggestion will not move also the Floating Warden no help or understand. Well I hope the staff at this East London Housing Association have a misery able Christmas.