Time For Action On Room Inspections BHCC
Breaking News: Reports of a Brighton Homeless Accommodation Ceiling Collapse over night, with reports of multiple injuries in Brighton.
The Source close to a homeless resident told the Housing Coalition:
“I have an emerging local story… Baron Homes, Homeless accommodation, St.Peters site, in Brighton, flooded in the early hours of this morning. One residents roof collapsed on his bed and just about missed being killed by the debry. Rooms are being flooded with water pouring in the ceilings and through firealarms. One disabled man has slipped and discolated his knee and received a head injury. No one from Baron Homes has been available during this emergency.”
History Repeating Itself
This is not the first incidents like this have happened in private sector run emergency homeless accommodations, back in 2016 a ceiling collapsed narrowly missing a resident and we have had multiple reports of other incidents, highlighting a severe need for council led quality room inspections. The argus reported that a Family fear hotel move after ceiling collapse when something similar happened to a family after being placed in temporary accommodation by Brighton and Hove City Council.
Daniel Harris a local homeless advocate recently highlighted the need for room inspections and the enactment in full of the Emergency Accommodation Charter which this council have adopted. But seem to have forgotten…
Coalition Writes to Senior Officers & Chair of Housing Committee For Answers
This is an emerging picture and on which has fully concerned the Coalition especially around the welfare of the residents involved & status of securing accommodation. We have written to the leads on Housing & Gill Williams the Chair of Housing & New Homes Committee for an update on the issues and details on the casualties.
It remains clear who is liable for any injuries sustained at this stage, but questions remain unanswered and we will keep you updated on this issue.
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