Homeless! Help us to be Housed, Medway council Do not care for it's Homeless people.
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Please read Our story & Experience Our Homeless journey so far, Please sign the Petition for all HOMELESS people INCLUDING US !!!
My name is Julie, I am disabled and have been living in medway since 2001.
In March 2016 we were given a section 21 as our landlord wanted to move back into their property.
We approached medway council with our section 21 notice, were given a telephone appointment for April 13th.
We spoke to Mr Ekezie chukwadi our Assigned housing options officer,
He gave us 2 options 1) private rental 2) homechoice, we registered for homechoice on the same day and on April 29th was accepted and put in category C high medical priority.
We bidded on 50 properties none were successful.
We could not go private as we have no Guarantor, Which all landlords want now. Despite over 200 emails & calls to letting agents and private landlords No one would take us on as we don't have the guarantor.
In July we had a court hearing (4th) judge granted possession to landlord but told us to stay in situ until evicted by bailiff even after date has passed for possession (18th july)
In August (27th) we received eviction date from bailiff for Oct 27th @10am.
We were evicted by bailiff on the 27th October @10am,
Go straight to council offices in Gillingham.
We were seen by housing options team Mr Ekezie Chukwadi who made us wait until 5pm to give us a letter saying we were not vulnerable & not being offered any accommodation permanent temporary or b n b, we are now Street homeless.
We had to put our belongings into storage at £358 pounds per month (not all fitted in there) as council would not help us with storage altho they said they have got facilities to do so.
Myself, my partner & my son have been living in our car in medway.
In February I found a solicitor that was able to Assist me with the council we lodge our appeals and went go court in June to get an out of time appeal as due to a glitch the papers were one day late being submitted.
We went to court in June & the judge granted our out of time appeal.
We have again appealed a review for second time and the council this time agreed to put us in accommodation after being Street homeless for 9 months.
We moved into the accommodation August 2nd and had all our stuff moved in from various locations it was being stored in Tuesday & Wednesday this week.
Today we have received another s184 notice from housing options team Lauren Walker saying yet again we are not vulnerable and need to vacate the property on August 23rd, Despite medical reports from our doctor and various others about our medical needs and problems disability etc.
We are being made Street homeless again!!
I have already been in touch with Rehman chishti & Vince maple, Kelly Tolhurst, citizens advice bureau & various homeless charities ombudsman. shelter etc who have been unable to assist us so far.
Council are alleging because we have not been sectioned and have no outside help from social services etc that we are perfectly fine to be homeless!
This is not right. Not fair. Against our human rights. They are treating us like Second class citizens in our own country.
We want need some help & support!!
These councils cannot keep treating us in this way! We are human beings not wild Animals, feral
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE AND STAND WITH US. There is NOT enough help & support available when you are HOMELESS !!!! DOES ANYONE REALLY CARE? SHOW US!!! SIGN THE PETITION.. IN TWO WEEKS WE WILL BE OUT ON THE STREETS AGAIN!!!!
please sign the petition against Homelessness. Everyone deserves a Home!!!
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