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Council told vulnerable young person with mental health problems they could cope with homelessness as well as a ‘normal’ person

March 13, 2019

Politics and Insights

homelessA Conservative council in Torbay has refused to support a young person with serious mental health problems, saying that they should be able to cope with being homeless and living on the streets like any “ordinary person” would.

In a letter, the council say that they had decided the young person would be no more vulnerable or at risk of harm than an ‘ordinary person’.

The appallingly callous letter, which also implies that people who have mental health problems are not ‘ordinary’ people, was posted online yesterday by the homeless charity, Humanity Torbay. 

Two of the conditions the young person has – depression and emotionally unstable personality disorder – each carry with them a significant risk of suicide.  People with the latter condition experience a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards…

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  1. March 13, 2019 1:45 pm

    So what is the name of the criminal nonce from Torbay Council that wrote that?

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/HumanityTorbay/posts/?ref=page_internal
    “we have spoken to a solicitor we are horrified and shocked that somebody with severe depression and other medical facts is deemed fit to be able to sleep on the streets torbay Council ”

    Care Act 2014 –
    Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/section/42/enacted

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care worker offence –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/section/20/enacted
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care provider offence –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/section/21/enacted

    Equality Act 2010
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
    Especially sections 26. Harassment. and 27. Victimisation.

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    So WHY haven’t “Humanity Torbay” called the POLICE???

    https://www.humanitytorbay.org.uk/

    “Who we can help
    People with disabilities
    Other charities or voluntary bodies
    Other defined groups
    The general public/mankind.”

    IF they are ‘Human’ Then why haven’t they called the POLICE???

    INACTION speaks even louder than their shouty (gimmie cash) BS –
    https://www.gofundme.com/save-humanity-torbay

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    OH DEAR …. more FAKE scumbags… LEECHES not “Humanity” –

    Charity boss offered clothes donated to the homeless to her former partner
    Cllr Mark King refused the offer and said it showed ‘contempt’ for the homeless –
    https://www.devonlive.com/news/charity-boss-offered-clothes-donated-2640428

    Charity boss offered donated clothes to her former partner –
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-47535952

    —————

  2. Meryl Davids permalink
    March 14, 2019 8:30 am

    Bunch of ignorant idiots with no idea of mental health or even how hard it is when you are not filthy rich to get by, much the same as the 600+ dimwits in parliament, Cameron’s for hard working people mantra has made everything even worse because now those who can’t work are considered parasitic scum by the chatterati.

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