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Bedsit hell for disabled mum

PUBLISHED: 15:27 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:12 11 August 2010

A MOTHER of three has been sharing a tiny bedsit with her son for six months after a council evicted the family from their home. Sally Jones, 54, had been living in Fields Park Crescent, Chadwell Heath, when she was told she would be thrown out due to ren

A MOTHER of three has been sharing a tiny bedsit with her son for six months after a council evicted the family from their home.

Sally Jones, 54, had been living in Fields Park Crescent, Chadwell Heath, when she was told she would be thrown out due to rent arrears.

However Sally, who suffers from osteoarthritis and receives incapacity benefits, should have had her rent paid by housing support.

But in June last year her benefits were cut off and Newham Council stopped paying rent on the £1,400 a month four bedroom house.

Sally, who feels angry and humiliated by the ordeal, said: "I was so embarrassed when the bailiffs came round to turn us out.

"Wherever I live I keep myself to myself and never cause any trouble.

"Neighbours would think I got thrown out for being a bad tenant but it's not true, the council let me down."

Back in 1991 Sally was first re-housed by Newham Council because she was a domestic violence victim.

She eventually settled in Roland Road, Dagenham, just across the street from her mother and brother who live in Holgate Road.

But when that home needed extensive repairs she and her sons were moved to a temporary four bedroom house in Chadwell Heath.

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