Mum-of-four Angela Worthy, 32, who sleeps in a single bed with her two youngest children, said she had been waiting for a home for three years, but has reached her wits end.
She moved in with her mum, Marcella, and stepdad, Dave, after being forced to flee London while pregnant when someone set fire to her home with her and the children inside.Ms Worthy (isn’t it always?) has a nice crop of chavname kids (Shannon, Tiffany, Madison and….OK, Billy, which isn’t too bad) and is, you guessed it, on benefits:
She said Castle Point Council officials told her she must bid for a four-bedroom home on the housing register, but none was available and there were no private homes in the borough within the benefit budget of £1,000.And this is an OUTRAGE!
Ms Worthy said: “We were categorised as a hazard by Environmental Health back in June or July, due to overcrowding.
“It is horrible. I love my mum, but I feel like I am failing my children. I’m just so down in the dumps.
“I knew it would take a little while, but I didn’t have a choice. I honestly didn’t think I would be here three years down the line.
“I just feel like I am being mugged off by Castle Point Council.”Yup, I know that feeling well, though mine doesn’t originate from the same point…
Grandma Marcella Brady said: “It is destroying the family, it is destroying our relationship as mother and daughter, which has always been extremely strong, and it is destroying my relationship with my grandchildren as I am old school and they are young and have got different views. ”Ummm, what? Can anyone translate?
“It is against Angela’s human rights to be forced to live like she this.”*rolls eyes*
“I know people who have moved from Dagenham and have already got houses.”So..? Are their circumstances comparable?
Mrs Brady, 56, who works as a childminder, said the situation was also making her health worse as she has numerous conditions, including blocked arteries and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is not helped by stress.And…if you work as a childminder, how do you cope with those views you find so taxing with your grandchildren?