Brighton born & bred
- Oct 20, 2022
No there is not, you couldn’t be less informed - Certainly there is no difference when it comes to the psychological effects of sleep deprivation, putting up with violent or anti-social neighbours or fear of retaliation or compounding the problem if you complain. Or incidentally, when being ‘trapped’ in a property you own because it’s much more expensive and complicated to sell up and move than to skip to the next rented property on the List.Sorry, but there's a world of difference between vulnerable people being put into inadequate housing and having to put up with dealers, late night noise etc or kids dying of mould
Vulnerable people in supported housing have much more recourse than private tenants/owner-occupied, through their housing association or the Council and invariably have social workers etc and access to crisis funding and emergency accommodation - many vulnerable people will also be high priority on the housing list so can get relocated at the expense of the council/benefits if the property is deemed unsuitable for whatever reason. These services fall down when people don’t know how to access the support or their own lives are too chaotic to engage with the help that is being offered and yes, there are room for improvements in what and how quickly help can be given.
People in privately owned or rented accommodation can still end up in inadequate accommodation- have you really done any research yourself into the appalling conditions some people live in that are NOT on benefits but who own a property they cant afford to renovate (no grants there sunshine), or who can’t afford the cost of moving or have the neighbours from Hell?
And what on earth makes you think all vulnerable people are in supported housing or even have any other support? - Or are even on benefits? FYI there are many people with severe anxiety, mental health problems, long term chronic health that struggle through and are paying exorbitant rents in City locations that also have to put up with drug dealers, late night noise and sub-standard accommodation/housing and, more pertinently, for whom noise and anti-social behaviour in or near their living environment can have a serious detrimental impact on their mental well-being.
I worked in supported housing and lived in rented/purchased accommodation in the private housing sector for over 30 years in Brighton & Hove and in some of the most high crime areas in the City so I think I know what I am talking about.