|Facing eviction and an uncertain future in Brighton|
You can read about the story of Brighton's news 'Sea-Containers' and Olympus House's closure and re-opening to become a 'half-way house' for those leaving mental health institutions in the region here at The Eye of a Needle.
I have a video interview of a couple who live in Olympus House who are yet to be housed explaining their situation and the situation of the premises. There remain, as I say, 17 other people who have no idea where they will live after Christmas.
|Nice shantytown! Shipping containers for the homeless...|
May God provide to this couple, well known to long term readers, decent, safe, dignified accommodation, may justice be done in their regard and may BHT be both transparent with the general public and merciful to those in their care, who are powerless in the face of BHT's decisions and so often without an advocate. To be without an advocate seems so strange when BHT have a team of lawyers.
BHT's 6 month licence, £165 per week shipping container accommodation for the homeless is to open to the press on Monday. I hope to get along to supply the press with what should be for them some much needed information which has not been forthcoming from BHT's press office so say a prayer for me too.
It is amazing what Brighton will do for the student population of Brighton in London Road, when contrasted with what Brighton will do for the homeless population. Here's what is being built for the students. What a contrast!
|Student accommodation being built on London Road|
|Homeless accommodation off the London Road|