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Hello all,

I work in this sector; so any questions please don't hesitate to ask. (y)
 
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alright one brent housing officer said people go on the housing list with diagnoseses of anxiety and depression and by the time they're housed it's running at schitzoprenia or bipolar and i'm not saying schitzoprenia is the same as depression

What about the policy by all sectors of leaving people to crisis point before doing anything, saying people aren't a priority and leaving them to become one
 
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i wish I hadn't read this.. .. I'm 'depressed' 'anxious' and currently in emergency accommodation
 
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sorry i wasn't to know, i'd have worded it differently it's not destiny
 
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not your fault really. :)
 
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alright one brent housing officer said people go on the housing list with diagnoseses of anxiety and depression and by the time they're housed it's running at schitzoprenia or bipolar and i'm not saying schitzoprenia is the same as depression

What about the policy by all sectors of leaving people to crisis point before doing anything, saying people aren't a priority and leaving them to become one
I'm not sure I quite follow. That people are free to be on the housing register with some level of priority due to MH issues, but will only actually be rehoused if they have what the local authority deems as more 'severe' ones?
 
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I'm not sure I quite follow. That people are free to be on the housing register with some level of priority due to MH issues, but will only actually be rehoused if they have what the local authority deems as more 'severe' ones?
But to your second paragraph: Yes, some local authorties will leave it to the last possible moment (bailiffs turning up) before housing people, especially in London. The practice is frowned upon by the government, but in reality it goes on all over the place. The reason, as with so many publicly funded services, comes down to cash. The lost of placing someone in emergency accommodation is horrendously expensive (up to £500 per week in places). Sadly, that takes priority most places over people.
 
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I am in emergency placed here last sunday didnt get an appointment with a housing officer til friday who then went hols for two weeks and I could have to foot my bill of staying here yet as I dont know the outcome of my case til she comes back. the system is shit!! that means I'm here in emergency another two weeks probably. and because the police have been too me twice, two 136s once more and I'm homeless!!
Oh and I'm not working or on benefits either so can't even afford to be here if I do have to pay
 
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not your fault I know sorry
 
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I'm not sure I quite follow. That people are free to be on the housing register with some level of priority due to MH issues, but will only actually be rehoused if they have what the local authority deems as more 'severe' ones?
my point is that people with mental health issues stress can exacerbate illness and people are left to that happens
 
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Yes stress is certainly a word id use when dealing with housing/homelessness.... Things are shit if youre in the system already and the *ahem* speed of which things are processed certainly exasperates the stress!
 
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unless you've got a proffessional to prioritise you usually because your under a section and they're legally required to housing etc is pretty shitty
 
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I'm not poorly enough for a section, I certainly wouldnt want one if I was either!!
 
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72 hour police section, under mental health act. They deem you to be a risk to yourself x
 
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