Wednesday, 14 July 2010
1400 to be made homeless in Medway and Thanet
As the shortfall (up to £35 will be lost from the benefit each week) will need to be made up from other benefits and income, this could leave a single, childless person without a job with just £30 to feed and clothe themselves and pay for heating, lighting etc.
The National Housing Federation have warned that 800 people in Medway and 600 people in Thanet are likely to be made homeless. I shudder to think what the figure will be across the whole of Kent - 3000 plus perhaps?
It gets worse of course. These people are likely to be deemed as being homeless through their own fault and not eligible for emergency housing.
And worse still... these people will end up migrating to very poor areas, fueling poverty there even further and vastly reducing their ability to secure a job.
That's what you get from the Lib Dem Tories - dumping on the poor.
Progressive? My arse.