Prescot Family Stage Protest against KHT

By on Monday, April 4, 2016

kht_lathum_close_prescot_protestA family of nine held a protest outside their home today (Monday 4 April), claiming Knowsley Housing Trust have let them down.

Banners outside the Jones family’s house in Lathum Close, Prescot, read, “Neglected and abused by KHT.”

Sean (pictured) and Beverley Jones have seven children, aged nine upwards, but only four bedrooms. Three of the family are disabled, including eldest daughter Francesca, 25, and mum Bev, who is awaiting a “major operation.”

They say they’ve suggested other properties in the area, but KHT have failed to find them an alternative.

knowsley_housing_trust_prescot_familyThe social housing group’s only offer, they say, has been of two separate properties, which would split the family.

The current property has several other problems that make living conditions difficult, including missing doors, damaged floors, draughty windows and no shower – only a bath.

“KHT have been aware of the situation for a long time,” Mrs Jones’s daughter Georgina Brockway told Prescot Online.

A sign on the property said it had been ongoing for five years.

The combination of overcrowding and unsuitable conditions “is causing them considerable stress,” she continued.

The Jones family made local people aware of their protest on social media this morning.

In response to a query, KHT’s Director of Customer Service, Guy Corbett, told Prescot Online: “KHT has been working with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the family to resolve the repairs and address the overcrowding issues.

“A number of proposals have been discussed and considered during this period and we are hopeful of resolving the situation to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

“A representative of our repairs contractor is on site today to review the repairs requirements of the property with the family.”

4 Comments

  1. dave

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    `hmm, has a home-been offered a home- thinks of the syrian plight.

  2. WTF

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    so you can’t afford your own place but you’ve managed to pop out seven kids and expect the tax payer to pick up the tab, I’m right so far?
    I’d also love a 5 bedroom detached, fully updated pad, large garden and all mod-cons too!!

    Get a job mate, like the rest of us and PLEASE buy some condoms…

    • sean Jones

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      had a job get your facts straight before shootin your mouth , i worked all my life legit (not on the side or dishounestly) was a nurse now sevearely dissabled

  3. sean Jones

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    STILL GOING ON KHT HAVE DONE NOTHING ATALL , PROPPERTY POOL HAS BEEN PROVEN RIGGED , NO REPAIRS STILL NO HEATING STILL SOAKED WALLS IN THE LIVEING ROOM , ILLEGALY FITTED ELECTRICS AND GSH (NON CORGI REGD MANAGER DID ALL THE WORK AND ARGUED TO THAT FACT)4 DISSABLED FAMILY MEMBERS JUST TOTALY NEGGLECTED , SOLICITOR ON THE CASE STILL WONT CARRY OUT REPAIRS SO THIS IS KHT AFTER 5 YEARS STILL NO CHANGE BUT THEY’LL STILL TAKE THEIR RENT FOR THEIR SUBSTANDARD PROPERTIES LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH TO YOU AND FOB YOU OFF ANYWAY THEY CAN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE A HOUSEING TRUST THEY DONT RESPECT THEIR TENNENTS OR THEIR PROPERTIES , THEY CONDONE ASB , AND TOTALY NEGGLECT THE DISABLED !!

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