Many people have expressed an interest in the ongoing attempt by New Charter to evict my vulnerable partner from her home. Yesterday we attended a preliminary hearing at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre and here is a brief report.
My partner's council asked the court for a psychiatric report on the current state of her health. A representative from New Charter Housing who was present in court throughout proceedings did not object to this request, however he did state that he may wish to question aspects of the report's findings. Throughout proceedings my partner sat alone in front of the judge with her head looking downwards to hide the tears brought on by the trauma of the situation. The case was then suspended to be heard next year following completion of the psychiatric report.
My partner was diagnosed with bipolar_disorder (manic depression) when she was 16 years old and she has suffered ever since. Following the trauma of yesterdays court hearing and now having realised that she may soon find herself homeless and penniless she suffered a severe reaction and she is currently full of anxiety and in a highly distressed state.
The coming months are going to be a very challenging for my partner and at times I fear for the worst.
I also wish to remind people that New Charter Housing claims charitable status. Does anyone see the irony is this statement on their website? "provide housing support to those most in need, strengthening the housing support network available for vulnerable people"
More updates to follow as events unfold.
A truly shocking and disturbing state of affairs. It must be remembered that the lady who New Charter are attempting to evict has committed no crime nor has she had any allegations levelled against her. This whole unbelievably action appears to be some form of perverse collective punishment by means of mass reprisals aimed at getting at her for the political 'sins' of her partner Tameside Citizen