Caroline Scott
Caroline Scott

Private tenants who claim housing benefit have always been paid according to the amount of rooms they need - not the amount of rooms they have. Private tenants receive less benefit than those in council houses anyway but are having benefits cut again so they receive even less. Even with the new bedroom tax, people in council housing/housing association homes will be paying less than a private tenant. I'm disabled and rent privately because there are no council houses. My housing...

Private tenants who claim housing benefit have always been paid according to the amount of rooms they need - not the amount of rooms they have. Private tenants receive less benefit than those in council houses anyway but are having benefits cut again so they receive even less. Even with the new bedroom tax, people in council housing/housing association homes will be paying less than a private tenant. I'm disabled and rent privately because there are no council houses. My housing benefit has decreased already as has my council tax benefit. When they inevitably take away my DLA to meet their targets, I will be up shit creek. I don't agree with the new reforms BUT I think that people in social housing don't realise that it is much worse if you have to rent privately.

Judith Desrosiers
Judith Desrosiers
  • Caroline Scott

I have to rent privately too,as nothing available,but every time myself and disabled husband move,social services keep saying you need to move again,meanwhile the council says we have nothing for you,and as cannot get a gaurantor anymore,have to look for the needle in the haystack where we are allowed to live,we only get approx 50% of our rent for years,despite needing more space due to disability,if you wish to make changes,join our Modern Mangers face book group

Marie Hillman
Marie Hillman
  • Caroline Scott

My Daugter has had to go private as she too was told there are no places for her on the council , which i dont understand as im seeing other people given places & they always find housing for the immigrants!!

Rosa Macpherson
Rosa Macpherson

Desperately awful situation.

Billy McGuinness
Billy McGuinness
  • Rosa Macpherson

Caroline, no disrespect, but you're just want Ian Smith wants, divide and conquer, looks like he's got his wish!

Abigail Crout
Abigail Crout
  • Rosa Macpherson

its the british gets hit every time the foreigners get everything from this country no wonder so many people are biased against foreign people in Britain .
its not fair we would not get all they get in their countries come on Britain fight back

Tina Carlin
Tina Carlin

we do not get enough money to pay extra bedroom tax.

Judith Desrosiers
Judith Desrosiers
  • Tina Carlin

according to their rules indeed we now need THREE bedrooms not two,for my husband and I both have seperate rooms (private rent) due to disability,but for DHP we need a room JUST for overnight carers sole use,pass me a budget for three bedroom place and FIND it or BUILD it for us then pls?!!!COZ there is nothing!!!!!so now no overnight care either,thanks!!

Judith Desrosiers
Judith Desrosiers
  • Tina Carlin

surely that is disability discrimination? if we now cant have the over night carers we need??bizarre situation that doesnt work

Jon Gethings
Jon Gethings

its time we said no more enough!

Lori Heckman Desko
Lori Heckman Desko
  • Jon Gethings

Jon, I agree with you. ENOUGH!!!

Alessandro Cecchetto
Alessandro Cecchetto

Ok.

Bernard Fox
Bernard Fox
  • Alessandro Cecchetto

There's no smaller council houses for people to move into and the government KNOW THIS?? Why isn't there enough council house's to rent anyway! I'll tell you WHY the TORY GOVERNMENT sold off millions of council house's in the 80's on the cheap, Reason they were buying VOTES for the future. And people can't see the wood for the trees.

Lynn Rowe
Lynn Rowe

cameron wants shooting!

Tahir Malik
Tahir Malik

Whatever the Tory,Lib coalition govt. is doing not in the betterment of working class people of England.It is always about the richest people and they don't care about the others like olderly,disabled and poors.

Lynn Burchell
Lynn Burchell

maybe if the prime minister and his goverment share their bedrooms people would feel better.all wrong.totally wrong.they are doing all this but still bringing immigrants into our country.look after our country david cameron.

Gordon Hume
Gordon Hume

They care only for those with money ,they have no interest in the ordinary working class The rich get richer always under conservative governments

Ralda Woodfield
Ralda Woodfield

I feel sorry for the elderly who have lived in there houses all there married life now they have to pay to live in there own house

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