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neepjelly

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neepjelly last won the day on June 9 2015

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  1. Yes I do, and if you are truly in this situation then you are justified. To be clear, I'm not attacking you. I'm not saying you don't have the right to a council house. My problem is people saying they're "homeless" when they've not exhausted all options and are putting themselves in that situation out of choosiness. Let me explain... This country will ensure (or do its damnedest to ensure) everyone has a roof over their head. That's something everyone should be thankful for. When you are classified as homeless, you get put to the top of the housing list and made a high priority. You are g
  2. Because of the law relating to social housing. A local authority isn't under an obligation to meet your 'wants' but your 'need'. Don't get me wrong, I've been homeless and know how difficult and worrying it is to not have a roof over your head. But I'll be honest here, there are more in greater need than you. It's impossible to make that assumption without knowing my circumstances. I'm not going to justify myself anymore.
  3. I put forward this question to you Brian: should an able-bodied working individual be instantly housed by the council or put up in a B&B because of a refusal to share or relocate? Where do you draw the line? The state was never designed to provide housing for everyone, plus they're broke. A single person council house occupancy has also always been a luxury usually only available in the private sector. Additionally, why should I have to accept housing in a random area of Shetland I have no connection with. I have friends and family in Lerwick and it has been home for the last 2 years.
  4. I put forward this question to you Brian: should an able-bodied working individual be instantly housed by the council or put up in a B&B because of a refusal to share or relocate? Where do you draw the line? The state was never designed to provide housing for everyone, plus they're broke. A single person council house occupancy has also always been a luxury usually only available in the private sector. Did you know if there are social issues/ is vulnerable etc. then they are not put in shared accommodation? You don't know the full story so stop attacking me for wanting a place to call
  5. Paulb - read what Neepjelly wrote. She has said that there's no job security, that's why they're paying better than average wages. It's because if they didn't ,nobody would touch them with a bargepole as they'd be going down an employment dead-end in Shetland. Nobody on the SGP contract would come all the way up here from the UK for, say, £9.00 an hour. Shorter term jobs always pay higher, the same as at SV, all those guys from Wood Group, OC, Cape etc are on decent money because their manning levels rise and fall with demand. Plus there's no way that Shetland has enough people with the righ
  6. As I've said, it's not a stable job. I could get a phone call tonight telling me not to come in tomorrow. And have you seen how much people are wanting for a room on here? £600pcm.
  7. So why don't you house share to split the cost? Because I don't want to house share. I want my own space. I've been in halls, lived with a partner, but now I need my own space. I've lived away from my parents since I was 16 years old (i'm 22), and this is the first time I've approached the council for help.
  8. This figure is not correct. 1 - there was a 20% pay cut in February 2 - general administrators were only on £100 per day before the cut, and technical clerks £120. And any way, this is only true for Petrofac. I do not work for Petrofac. Another point, none of us know when we will lose our job, it would be irresponsible to take on a flat at £1000 a month (shared or not) as tomorrow I could lose my job. There is no security here.
  9. Most short assured tenancies give you a 1 or (more usually) 2 month notice period, which is considered a fair enough amount of time to find somewhere else in the private sector, and I assume this is what you've been given? By refusing to compromise and consider outside of Lerwick, or look at a smaller property, you are effectively making yourself homeless. This shouldn't be the council's problem and they aren't obligated to house you in your desired area/house size in such circumstances. I received 2 months notice and immediately got myself on the council list and began searching for pri
  10. Thats the best piece of advice I've heard come out of the Housing Office. Unless of course a mediocre property and mediocre service, delivered with patronising dictatorial arrogance, backed up by jumped to conclusions based on nothing but their own prejudices and fantasies is what a person expects from a landlord, especially a social one. Then I'm sure being with them instead of a private let would be just swell. If I could by any means afford private rent I would Ghostrider! But it's utterly impossible unless you're earning silly bucks. Unfortunately my the only option I can afford is
  11. I agree with you there but da lass maybe wants to keep her current job. However I don't fully get why she needs to stay in Lerwick to work at the Gas Plant? With the sheer multitude of vehicles going there every day (as well as SVT and Sellaness where the site bus leaves from) I am sure she would be able to sort herself a lift to Sellaness with somebody? Currently I get a bus at 5.45am every morning from the barge. This is a lift I can rely on. If I was living elsewhere I'd have to rely on other folk, and people work different rotations etc. it's just a hassle and I don't want to be worryi
  12. How is it voluntary if i received a notice to quit for today? Had i not had the b&b arranged I don't know what I would have done tonight. Yes i have family and friends, but i don't think i'm their problem.
  13. Sorry for any confusions.. i just mean that with the housing situation, private and social, people are being forced to leave the island.
  14. Thats the best piece of advice I've heard come out of the Housing Office. Unless of course a mediocre property and mediocre service, delivered with patronising dictatorial arrogance, backed up by jumped to conclusions based on nothing but their own prejudices and fantasies is what a person expects from a landlord, especially a social one. Then I'm sure being with them instead of a private let would be just swell. If I could by any means afford private rent I would Ghostrider! But it's utterly impossible unless you're earning silly bucks. Unfortunately my the only option I can afford
  15. The housing situation is driving me nuts right now. I'm being made homeless through no fault of my own, and as of the 8th I will have nowhere to live. I filled out my housing application as soon as I could and they have known about my situation for about 2 and a half months. However, they would not see me and let me present my case until last week. I'm now in a very stressful situation whereby I'm having to pack up my flat with no idea where I'm going. The best the council can offer me is a B&B for the time being.They're also charging me to put my stuff in storage (for the foreseeabl
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