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    Default SDCC admits no proper criteria for social housing

    Is it really fair that sdcc dont have to have a properly regulated criteria for social housing? I know Ivana Bacik brought this up in the senate last year, but somehow they seem to be able continue to "cherry pick" allocations.

    I have a real bee in my bonnet about this, as a mother of two Autistic chidren who has been on the list for 6 years, with no forseeable end in sight. They have been collating their 2010 list since last November???????????

    The medical criteria is a joke also. An un-named General practitioner (not a specialist!) comes in once a month, looks at any medical information submitted, then without asking you to attend for an examination, or referral to specialist in required medical field, he/she informs the allocation board, that the application is accepted or denied. So far i have been turned down 4 times,With NO explaination, now i dont know how disabled you have to be but im guessing something is rotten in this particular council.

    I have no recourse left as they do not accept
    a) social workers reccomendations
    b) Input, letters ect from T.D.s Because of the Work to rule!!!

    Jesus the excuses go on and on, in a country that is heaving with empty properties these clowns are up to something sinister in my opinion. I know i am not alone in this mire, so im hoping someone might have experience of this with sdcc or any other council.

    I am a Divorced woman who is a full time carer for my children and i wish i did not have to depend on the social housing scheme, but going out to work is impossible unfortunately for me in my situation.

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    autiemon

    I have every sympathy for you.

    And in these days of empty houses and unsellable affordable housing, there has to be something for you.

    Which local authority are you?

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    Just realised from re reading your post you are south dublin county council.

    Would be interesting to know the circumstances of those who have been getting housing in SDCC and how long they have been on the list.

    Would an FOI be necessary to get this info I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laidback View Post
    Just realised from re reading your post you are south dublin county council.

    Would be interesting to know the circumstances of those who have been getting housing in SDCC and how long they have been on the list.

    Would an FOI be necessary to get this info I wonder.
    Hi, thanks for the support, you know im going to apply to see if it is possible, although they are very cloak and dagger about everything, so i doubt it. They seem to be a law unto themselves, really frustrating when you feel you have reached the end of the line, grrrrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autiemom View Post
    Is it really fair that sdcc dont have to have a properly regulated criteria for social housing? I know Ivana Bacik brought this up in the senate last year, but somehow they seem to be able continue to "cherry pick" allocations.

    I have a real bee in my bonnet about this, as a mother of two Autistic chidren who has been on the list for 6 years, with no forseeable end in sight. They have been collating their 2010 list since last November???????????

    The medical criteria is a joke also. An un-named General practitioner (not a specialist!) comes in once a month, looks at any medical information submitted, then without asking you to attend for an examination, or referral to specialist in required medical field, he/she informs the allocation board, that the application is accepted or denied. So far i have been turned down 4 times,With NO explaination, now i dont know how disabled you have to be but im guessing something is rotten in this particular council.

    I have no recourse left as they do not accept
    a) social workers reccomendations
    b) Input, letters ect from T.D.s Because of the Work to rule!!!

    Jesus the excuses go on and on, in a country that is heaving with empty properties these clowns are up to something sinister in my opinion. I know i am not alone in this mire, so im hoping someone might have experience of this with sdcc or any other council.

    I am a Divorced woman who is a full time carer for my children and i wish i did not have to depend on the social housing scheme, but going out to work is impossible unfortunately for me in my situation.

    These are the real heroes of the recession , they're expected to suffer on in silence while FF's friends in the banks are mollycuddled and assured nothing will happen to them that would cause them to fret.

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    So where are you housed now ? and who pay for it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by autiemom View Post
    I am a Divorced woman who is a full time carer for my children and i wish i did not have to depend on the social housing scheme, but going out to work is impossible unfortunately for me in my situation.
    Young "single" mothers get first preference

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    So where are you housed now ? and who pay for it ?
    i presume you mean who pays for it. private rented accomodation, i receive a subsidy and pay the rest myself. when you consider the amount of subsidies/allowances paid to people nationwide it begs the question again why not house us in the empty properties????? who knows even give us a chance to buy them eventually???? not everyone on the social housing list is a parasite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autiemom View Post
    i presume you mean who pays for it. private rented accomodation, i receive a subsidy and pay the rest myself. when you consider the amount of subsidies/allowances paid to people nationwide it begs the question again why not house us in the empty properties????? who knows even give us a chance to buy them eventually???? not everyone on the social housing list is a parasite.
    So the state should give you a free house is basically your arguement. What will it get in return ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by autiemom View Post
    Is it really fair that sdcc dont have to have a properly regulated criteria for social housing? I know Ivana Bacik brought this up in the senate last year, but somehow they seem to be able continue to "cherry pick" allocations.

    I have a real bee in my bonnet about this, as a mother of two Autistic chidren who has been on the list for 6 years, with no forseeable end in sight. They have been collating their 2010 list since last November???????????

    The medical criteria is a joke also. An un-named General practitioner (not a specialist!) comes in once a month, looks at any medical information submitted, then without asking you to attend for an examination, or referral to specialist in required medical field, he/she informs the allocation board, that the application is accepted or denied. So far i have been turned down 4 times,With NO explaination, now i dont know how disabled you have to be but im guessing something is rotten in this particular council.

    I have no recourse left as they do not accept
    a) social workers reccomendations
    b) Input, letters ect from T.D.s Because of the Work to rule!!!

    Jesus the excuses go on and on, in a country that is heaving with empty properties these clowns are up to something sinister in my opinion. I know i am not alone in this mire, so im hoping someone might have experience of this with sdcc or any other council.

    I am a Divorced woman who is a full time carer for my children and i wish i did not have to depend on the social housing scheme, but going out to work is impossible unfortunately for me in my situation.
    There is a Roma family across the road from me that moved in recently, as far as I can see there is Grandad, Grandmum, 2 adults & 2 little kids in a 5 room house + bathroom. They have 2 cars.

    I don't know if any of them have a job here - what do you think?

    So my advice is - have a bigger family

    - & wear a long skirt!

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