Lambeth to evict disabled woman from her home of 35 years

by More Street Cleaning and less Social Cleansing, please

Trace Newton is a 56 year old disabled woman, she has lived in one of the Lambeth Shortlife Housing Co-ops for more than 35 years.

Despite Trace not having any suitable re-housing to go to, Lambeth Council is evicting her next Wednesday, 22nd April at 11.40am. Lambeth are leaving her without anywhere to live.

Lambeth have offered re-housing but have ignored her disabilities and chronic ill-health, the re-housing is completely unsuitable.

How can Lambeth Council imagine that throwing a disabled woman out of the home she’s lived in for 35 years, is somehow in the public interest? It’s certainly not ‘cooperative’.

An appeal was applied for after losing the possession trial, but rather than respecting this, as many solicitors would, Lambeth’s solicitors forged ahead and got an eviction order. The appeal is still being processed.

The behaviour of Lambeth Council’s Housing Department, since 2010/2011, has been malicious, vindictive and dishonest. The eviction of Trace is more of the same.

A loud and immovable Eviction Resistance has been called. Kate Hoey will be there, standing side by side with other supporters.

Meet at 11am on Wednesday 22nd April, Lillieshall Road, SW4 0LP.

Bring banners and voices.

All support appreciated. Please publicise as far and as wide as possible!

Please read and circulate Lambeth United Housing Co-op’s Press Release: