In Croydon there are 100s of families who have been forced into homelessness by rising private rents and insufficient levels of genuinely affordable social housing. In Croydon there are 1000s of vulnerable young children growing up in temporary accommodation.
Families are left in temporary accommodation ifor years and left sharing a room with a kitchenette in the corner of the only room they have use of,, there are mums with tolders sharing a bathroom and kitchen with male strangers, there are people placed in office blocks that have been converted into uninhabitable temporary accommodation as a solution to this increasing disaster.
Mums who are part of the Croydon Temporary Accommodation Campaign have written to Croydon Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes, (Corporate Director of Housing) Susmita Sen, and Elected Mayor Jason Perry calling out what the council should do to improve their extremely difficult homeless experience. This open letter was sent on the 8th of December 2023 and a deadline has been given for a response for the 18th of January 2024.
Due to the many apects of hardship caused by conditions of temporary accommodation and the desperation of residents in these unsuitable conditions this be the first in a series of open letters.
Sign to the open letter and demand better for our neighbours here —> Letter sent to decision makers from the Croydon Temporary Accommodation Campaign. Please sign to show your support. (openletter.earth)