Please note before you read on that South Ayrshire Council have applied and say the person involved had applied for and been refused a discretionary housing payment However in my opinion the tone of the letter is not acceptable.A friend on Face posted posted this today.This is a letter being sent out to people in rent arrears due to the bedroom tax. South Ayrshire are a minority Tory lead authority in partnership with labour??
The letter threatens eviction a fine of £400 and a warning that social services might be contacted to take your children into care. Someone on twitter described this as the authority acting like an abusive partner making such threats. This is the reality of the bedroom tax for many. Although councils say no action will be taken if individuals “co-operate” what does this mean. Some people are just so depressed due to what is happening they simply don’t have the energy to deal with anything til a situation escalates to this. We can expect nothing less from Tories but labour. This has been carried out in allthese elected councillor names. I hope they take action. How can they sleep? Welcome to the everday reality of Breadline Britain where such evil actions are becoming more common place. What can the Scottish government do to prevent this?When it comes to the cuts women and children are first in the firing line
To those reading this who are affected and know someone who is. Please if you can get in touch with your housing provider. Many local authorities have pledged there will be no compulsory evictions due to bedroom tax arrears. I know myself how difficult it is to engage sometimes so if you can’t get in touch with an action group who can help you. Please leave a note in my comments and I can put you in touch with someone. I also know of people who have initially been refused Discretionary Housing Payment only to apply again and be granted one. So please don’t feel you are alone. The tories would rather we quietly sat at home being unable to eat or heat or homes. There are people who can help..