BBC POLITICS SHOW RETURNS
The BBC Politics shows returns for a third visit to update on JNC and the plight of homeless people in Birmingham.
The show, which will be shown on BBC at 12 noon on Sunday 8th March 2009,covers the story of Neil and Sarah who have been waiting for years to move from their 5th Floor Council flat to more suitable accommodation. They are currently sleeping on the living room floor of a friends 2 bedroom house which is overcrowded.
Neil who served in the Army in Iraq was medically discharged after a traumatic incident andsuffers from severe mental health problems as a result of the trauma. He has medical priority for a move as he has attempted to jump off the balcony of his high rise flat on numerous occasions and Birmingham City Council say they are not a priority.
The shows updates on JNC’S latest squat and also covers the story of John a person living at the JNC squat since he was discovered sleeping rough in Dale End Car Park, Birmingham City Centre. John highlights the problems rough sleepers face in getting access to accommodation and benefits in Birmingham. He also tells of a young couple aged 17 who have been sleeping rough on the streets for several weeks and are now moving into the Pershore Road squat.
PERSHORE ROAD SQUATS
Work has continued at the 4 houses currently occupied by JNC to clear rubbish and make essential repairs. We now have 10 bedrooms available for occupation and more homeless people are due to move in this weekend.
The Warwickshire County Cricket Club have issued proceeding in the High Courts of Justice to evict us from the 4 properties they own. The hearing is scheduled for 11am Thursday 12th March 2009.
Justice not crisis have consulted our Solicitors and will defend the court action.
Anyone wishing to offer support should meet outside the Court Building : Priory Law Courts Bull Street Birmingham at 1030 am Thursday 12th March 2009.
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