16 November 2010

Threshold – a timeline of Tory revenge?

The Threshold Housing Advice charity (THA) has closed its doors after 32 years. Here are some interesting dates.
•   June 2008: H&F council refuses emergency accommodation to an eight-month-pregnant battered wife, who ends up sleeping rough in a park for four days.
•   2009: THA complains to the Local Government Ombudsman.
•   Jan 2010: Ombudsman finds H&F guilty of maladministration causing injustice
•   June 2010: H&F council stops funding THA.
•   Nov 2010: THA closes.
The Ombudsman is still investigating a second THA complaint about H&F, allegedly “a lot, lot worse than the first”.

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