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Bedroom tax is making me even more ill
12:06pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Letters
IN response to the letter “Bullying Government” (Mailbox, September 19), I wrote to the Globe a couple of months ago warning of this “bedroom tax.”
The Government has tried to keep this as low-key as possible - it is a tax on people on benefit and in social housing only.
I am 57 years old, have been in my home for 32 years and have family to stay regularly.
This is important to me as I have mental health problems and some physical disabilities and so am unable to work.
Wirral Partnership Homes will be charging us £100 per month for my so-called spare rooms and have informed me if I get into arrears I will be evicted. As your reader wrote, there are no alternative accommodation.
The £100 per month is my care fund, so basically they are taking my care money from me. All this has made me so ill I have had to go back to my doctor.
My medication has had to be increased and they’ve referred me to a counsellor.
This all costs money, so it’s defeating the object!
Oh, but WPH are willing to sell me my home at a £75,000 reduction if I had the money. And I thought it was about freeing up social housing?
S Davis, Bebington.