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Topic: And still it goes on...........
Posted by: Vanessa Smith
Date/Time: 20/01/19 12:38:00

You may remember the sorry saga of trying to help my elderly neighbours 'downsize' from a 3 bed house to a flat in a sheltered unit that was beset by so many problems you really couldn't have made it up. This started in November 2017 they were told to get ready and start packing up last April and then left living out of boxes for months on end while Hounslow faffed with converting previous staff accomodation in the sheltered unit into two more flats. Although Hounslow did eventually help them with storage and getting a cooker that they'd removed - still they sit waiting.

First of all it was questions over building regs. and the consultant that had been in charge (consultant really?) then it was questions over fire regs. These of course are both important and vital areas that have to be right - but how long can this possibly take? So from last April when they were told to get ready to move until now, all there has been is excuse after excuse.

Elected members have been found wanting, and only one housing officer was of practical help as far as she was able. This is a disgraceful state of affairs, how can a local authority not convert two flats in a sheltered unit in over a year? Hounslow claim they are desperate for family houses - this would free up one, and there's been another empty in the next road since before Christmas, wouldn't you think that some sort of urgency in utilising their scarce properties would filter through somewhere?

This is an absolute scandal, not only leaving elderly people in limbo for over a year but failing people who are waiting for a family home. Useless.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
And still it goes on...........20/01/19 12:38:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:And still it goes on...........20/01/19 20:42:00 Robin Dickers
      Re:Re:And still it goes on...........20/01/19 22:21:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........21/01/19 09:59:00 Vanessa Smith
         Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........21/01/19 16:57:00 Robin Dickers
            Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........23/01/19 13:02:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:And still it goes on...........23/01/19 13:28:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:And still it goes on...........23/01/19 14:26:00 Vanessa Smith
                     Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 10:13:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 11:01:00 Paul Fisher
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 16:00:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 11:03:00 Robin Dickers
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 11:03:00 Philippa Auton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 17:30:00 Vanessa Smith
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........12/02/19 23:17:00 Philippa Bond
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........13/02/19 14:46:00 Vanessa Smith
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........13/02/19 16:28:00 Philippa Bond
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........13/02/19 16:29:00 Philippa Bond
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........18/02/19 11:28:00 Vanessa Smith
                                          Re:And still it goes on...........18/02/19 13:35:00 Philippa Bond
                                             Re:Re:And still it goes on...........18/02/19 13:44:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........18/02/19 15:28:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........18/02/19 15:32:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........20/02/19 09:47:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........20/02/19 22:04:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........21/02/19 19:31:00 Philippa Bond
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 10:19:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 10:47:00 Jennifer Selig
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 12:40:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                     Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 15:46:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                        Re:Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 15:53:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                           Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........22/02/19 17:28:00 Claire Clarke
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........25/02/19 09:55:00 Phil Andrews
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:And still it goes on...........25/02/19 18:06:00 Jennifer Selig
                                                                           Re: If Councils can charge more Council Tax for properties that are unoccupied22/02/19 18:43:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                              Re:Re: If Councils can charge more Council Tax for properties that are unoccupied25/02/19 13:36:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re: If Councils can charge more Council Tax for properties that are unoccupied25/02/19 14:23:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re: If Councils can charge more Council Tax for properties that are unoccupied25/02/19 14:42:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: If Councils can charge more Council Tax for properties that are unoccupied25/02/19 15:03:00 Phil Andrews
                                                                                          It just gets better and better25/02/19 15:28:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                             Re:It just gets better and better25/02/19 15:38:00 Phil Andrews
                                                                                                Re:Re:It just gets better and better25/02/19 17:37:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:It just gets better and better27/02/19 17:13:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing28/02/19 17:07:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing01/03/19 13:10:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                            Re. Downsizing02/03/19 17:48:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                                               Re:Re. Downsizing02/03/19 18:23:00 Jennifer Selig
                                                                                                                  Re:Re:Re. Downsizing03/03/19 12:55:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing05/03/19 11:16:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing05/03/19 11:36:00 Phil Andrews
                                                                                                                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing07/03/19 10:16:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing13/03/19 10:33:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing13/03/19 11:15:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing20/03/19 10:16:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing28/03/19 11:50:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing28/03/19 12:54:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing28/03/19 14:13:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing05/04/19 11:22:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                                Re. Downsizing07/04/19 19:07:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                                                                                   Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 08:18:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 09:46:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 09:55:00 Phil Andrews
                                                                                                                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 17:57:00 Jennifer Selig
                                                                                                                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 18:35:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing08/04/19 19:02:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                                                     FOI response09/04/19 13:59:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing12/04/19 12:35:00 Paul Fisher
                                                                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re. Downsizing12/04/19 12:51:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                                      Re:  Downsizing12/04/19 17:43:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                                                                                         Re:Re:  Downsizing13/04/19 08:30:00 Vanessa Smith
                                                                                                                                                            Re:Re:Re:  Downsizing and other matters update13/09/19 13:58:00 Vanessa Smith

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