HOUSING: Bad conditions not just for migrants

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Regarding the story in last week’s Lincolnshire Free Press, squalid living conditions do not only affect migrants.

After years of working and paying HMG taxes, many disabled council tenants often face real squalor when offered so-called ‘sheltered’ accommodation: black mould in cupboards and on ceilings, unventilated rooms, damp, unpleasant smells, unusable baths, unhygienic kitchens, rotting timbers, rubbish-strewn lofts, unmanaged trees and overgrown gardens without security gates or fences.

If not on benefits the tenant is expected to deal with all this however disabled they may be. Most migrants are at least young and able-bodied.

Joan Woolard

Fleet Hargate