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(Birmingham Mail)   You are in a coma for 14 months: Does the city C) Evict you from the house you have lived in for 11 years and sell all your stuff   (birminghammail.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-03-31 10:57:54 PM
5 votes:
I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.
2013-03-31 10:28:17 PM
3 votes:

notmtwain: Well, at least she still has her sense of humor. I think a lot of people would put singing The Proclaimers' "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" high up on the "Best ways to wake up a coma patient" list.


Well if Im ever in a coma play "its a small world" for like an hour before you unplug me. If I dont wake up to choke you I am dead.
2013-04-01 12:33:22 AM
2 votes:
The city didn't sell her stuff.  Her family did.  They weren't forced to sell it.  They only had to remove it because they couldn't be bothered to occupy a free flat.  And the city didn't kick her out of her house.  They kicked her out of the city's house because nobody was using it and they've clearly got a long list of people waiting for housing.  The city wouldn't have kicked her out of the house if it had been occupied three days per week.  That's pretty darn lenient and accommodating.  Sounds to me like her family sucks.  They double-failed their mom.  All they had to do was squat on the property part time.  Billy takes Friday night, Tommy takes Saturday night, Beth takes Sunday night.  Nobody gets evicted, nobody sells mom's property.  How impossible would that have been?
2013-03-31 11:45:05 PM
2 votes:

painless42: Meh. Odds of waking up from a coma after 15 months are basically nil. I'm sure she'll get a new welfare apartment to replace the old welfare appartment.


Actually, she did.  The family's chuffed that they had to sell the old furniture and by 1800 pounds worth of new furniture. 
 
Had they lived in America, Mum would lose her house, be placed on a 18-month waiting list for new Section 8 housing (a double roll of the dice -- once for the neighbors and once for the landlord) and would have tens of thousands in insurance bills.
2013-03-31 11:00:44 PM
2 votes:

gingerfish109: When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).


In Britain, 1st floor means the floor above the Ground floor. Otherwise known as the 2nd floor in America.
2013-03-31 10:31:49 PM
2 votes:
Man, people really suck. I think I need to start skipping these links on Fark about people being treated badly. I think I'll stick to Featured Buzzfeed links.
2013-03-31 10:27:48 PM
2 votes:
shiats gonna really hit the fan when she finds out her kids did all of it.
2013-04-01 06:06:21 AM
1 votes:
The government that gave me a free house took it away (to give to someone else), while I was spending 14 months getting free medical care, following my free medical operation.  Now I have a new house, that they gave me, BUT IT ISN'T THE ONE I WANT.
 
THOSE JERKS!
2013-04-01 04:22:13 AM
1 votes:

gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.


Not only that, but everything was completely avoidable but her family chose this outcome. They were told they just needed someone to occupy the house 3 days a week, any of her kids or relatives could have done this. Regardless, she was given similar housing when she recovered from her coma.
 
Also, yes, the furniture didn't need to be sold, but her kids (again) decided this was the easiest thing to do since they didn't want to bear the cost or inconvience of storing it.
 
I mean, really, the amazing thing here is that this woman has been given hundreds of thousands of dollars of public health care and housing and still someone is trying to make hay out of this story. I'm practically stunned that anyone would be dumb enough to take any of these claims seriously.
2013-04-01 03:47:30 AM
1 votes:
Explain to me, a Yank, exactly what are these 'Councils' in England and are they elected officials?

Around here, if you're ill and in subsidized housing, they will not kick you out so long as the rent is paid and the lawn mowed. Even if you're in the hospital.

Now, your neighbors might break in and steal everything of value, but if friends or family regularly check on the property and secure it, things will be fine.

If you own the home, so long as the yearly taxes are paid, it can't be taken from you. Again, the yard must be maintained.

If this council works for the good of the city/village/town, then it's their business to know the resident is in the hospital then they should not bother with her home so long as her part of the rent is paid.

If she was required to move because no one knew how long she would remain in a coma, then her goods should have been stored at council's expense in a warehouse. Even then, some of the cost could be alleviated from whatever income she had, since she was no longer paying rent. The rest of her income should have been banked and held in trust.

Have these Councils been taking lessons from American HOA's? If so, that's probably a real bad idea.

My aunt had to enter a nursing home and we -- meaning myself and the rest of the family -- cleared out her place, stored what we could and, with her permission, sold her home. The funds were transferred directly into her bank. My spare room is still packed nearly to the ceiling with much of her stuff -- and it's been there 10 years.

When her funds started to run out, my older brother took over handling her account, supplementing her income with some of his savings and working to get her on assistance programs. (He, being the smart one of the family, financially, has the most money.

I'm the dumbshiat. Always broke. I get called in to handle the medical and psychological problems.

My second brother gets called in to handle repairs on cars and homes since he's a wizz with his hands and a highly trained mechanic. His wife handles researching, obtaining and getting any legal documents completed. She works in the police department.)

We might not all get along that well, but we do what is necessary for each other.
2013-04-01 01:18:16 AM
1 votes:

dv-ous: gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.

I... don't think you are missing anything here.
 
Although shame on her sisters for not moving her stuff out of the house and into a storage cube or something. Jerks probably sold it, pocketed the money, and blamed the council.


Oh, wait, just reread TFA. That's exactly what they did.
 
Don't they have self-storage in the UK?
2013-04-01 01:17:07 AM
1 votes:

gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.


I... don't think you are missing anything here.
 
Although shame on her sisters for not moving her stuff out of the house and into a storage cube or something. Jerks probably sold it, pocketed the money, and blamed the council.
2013-04-01 12:13:53 AM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: The article says they offered to keep it open if someone from her family lived in it one day a week, which isn't unreasonable; but nobody could manage that.


Three days a week.

"The council said we had to give up Yvonne's house unless someone lived in it for three days a week."
2013-03-31 11:52:02 PM
1 votes:

gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.


exactly the sane kind of response that a non-sheep would come to. 
14 months - they don't know if she's ever coming out. so yeah, they took her out and reassigned it. now she's got a home and on site care. geezus, that's hundreds of times better than the disabled poor get in this country.
2013-03-31 11:36:23 PM
1 votes:
It sounds more like she's just upset with how the whole thing played out.   The illness cost her the home, her own garden, her possessions, and of course her mobility.   Now she has less of everything.   The worst her or her mom can say is that it felt hard hearted of them to take her house back.  She was in a come for 14 months!  Be reasonable.
2013-03-31 11:34:27 PM
1 votes:

gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.


Pretty much. And the council was as apologetic and accommodating as they could be. When you live in subsidized, government housing (which I think in Britain means you're not paying for it), like in Section 8 housing here, they have rules. The article says they offered to keep it open if someone from her family lived in it one day a week, which isn't unreasonable; but nobody could manage that.
 
Did anyone really expect they could hold open her house for over a year rent-free in case she survived to come back? I mean, it's sad for her, but howcome her family couldn't manage to spend Saturdays in the house if they cared so much about keeping her home for her?
2013-03-31 11:13:32 PM
1 votes:

gingerfish109: I don't see the issue here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but she was living in council housing.  That's publicly-subsidized housing.  She wasn't using it, and as she was in a coma, wasn't about to be using it for the forseeable future.  Given that, they reassigned this limited resource of publicly subsidized housing to someone else that needed it.
When she came out of the coma, she was again given housing, this time to one more appropriate for a person requiring a wheelchair (first floor, no yard to maintain).
Correct me if I'm missing the point.

 
You also forgot the building she now lives in also offers on site care for people with medical problems.
2013-03-31 11:10:36 PM
1 votes:
But while she was being treated in hospital the local authority told the 53-year-old's family that she would have to give up the house on Pype Hayes Road, in Erdington, because it was unoccupied for so long.
 
I've heard about these strange possession laws in the UK.  I heard from several OWS people how great it sounded when in the context of people owning multiple houses.  So I guess they would support this.
2013-03-31 11:00:54 PM
1 votes:
I know, I know, it's serious.
 
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2013-03-31 10:58:22 PM
1 votes:
Meh. Odds of waking up from a coma after 15 months are basically nil. I'm sure she'll get a new welfare apartment to replace the old welfare appartment.
2013-03-31 10:47:07 PM
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: When she woke up, she found:

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DON'T DEAD. OPEN INSIDE.  ???
2013-03-31 10:40:56 PM
1 votes:
This sounds improbable.  She was in a British hospital all that time and they were unable to kill her?
2013-03-31 10:34:45 PM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: notmtwain: Well, at least she still has her sense of humor. I think a lot of people would put singing The Proclaimers' "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" high up on the "Best ways to wake up a coma patient" list.

Well if Im ever in a coma play "its a small world" for like an hour before you unplug me. If I dont wake up to choke you I am dead.


I'm thinking "Ice, Ice, Baby" would be really bad dying to.
2013-03-31 10:34:01 PM
1 votes:
Really, if I were awaking from a coma, I'd ask to here Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.
2013-03-31 09:25:14 PM
1 votes:
Well, at least she still has her sense of humor. I think a lot of people would put singing The Proclaimers' "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" high up on the "Best ways to wake up a coma patient" list.
 
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