Kendal Court if you are not aware is a privately run self contained emergency accommodation building located in Newhaven East Sussex. Kendal court has been used by Brighton and Hove City Council to place homeless residents for the last 6 years or so. Residents report no facilities and support often feeling neglected, suicidal. Over the years I have heard about countless deaths from the residents placed at Kendal Court, with a lot overdosing and dying from drug and alcohol abuse. The picture is so bleak that two Independent reports into the accommodation and taking residents feedback have been created by Healthwatch Brighton these detail a lot of the issues at Kendal Court and should be read.
I will be looking into what I know about kendal court? I will detail who is being placed there and why? what previous residents of kendal court have told me over the years? What lessons and changes need to take place and why? and finally how we can hold those responsible for indirectly sending these individuals to their deaths to account?