LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

The financial redress scheme for adults abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes came under fire at last night's meeting of the council's cabinet. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said the redress scheme’s remit was to be swift, efficient without re-traumatising the survivors. "What we have seen from council meetings is that that is not … Continue reading LAMBETH’S REDRESS SCHEME FOR ABUSED CHILDREN CRITICISED –  “VICTIMS FEEL THEY ARE COMING BACK TO COUNCIL WHICH LET THEM DOWN” – FIRST APPEAL TRIBUNALS SOON

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OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

One common practice at Lambeth council among its Labour councillors is: avoid answering the question if you can. At last night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet those embarrassing questions / undesirable comments from the opposition were being avoided yet again. Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) said that "Shirley Oaks Survivors Association are not prepared to work … Continue reading OPINION: “DON’T TELL HIM PIKE!” (and don’t tell the police either)

OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

Brick by Brick's latest plans - this time to build flats where three sets of garages stand on Bedwardine Road which abuts Westow park- are a brick too far. Bedwardine Road sits just off the Triangle where parking is a major problem. The outside car park behind Sainsburys used to be a public car park … Continue reading OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

Lambeth council are planning to spend £10 million buying up homes on the six estates they want to demolish as part of their hugely controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme. The money comes on top of an INITIAL £19.7 million which the report - only published this week - reveals was borrowed back in December last … Continue reading LABOUR PLAN £10 MILLION EARLY BUY-BACK OF DEMOLITION-THREATENED HOMES – AND PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD SAY THEY HAVEN’T LENT LAMBETH £19.7 MILLION Estate agents being called in to let and manage properties rather than house people and families from homeless waiting list

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

What follows are some of the paragraphs from the report covering Lambeth's plans to spend £10 million on early 'buy-backs'. As a long-standing critic of Lambeth council, News From Crystal Palace takes the view that some, if not all, of what follows should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt: (Numbers at the start … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS / OPINION: “Risk of reputational damage to Homes for Lambeth or Lambeth council if the managing/ letting agent provides a poor service” says report

CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

A report to next Monday's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet which outlines how far the redress scheme for people abused as youngsters in Lambeth council-run children's homes has got has been slammed by Lambeth Green party councillors. The five-strong group on Lambeth council say: Many people’s files have gone missing. Redactions to protect people have … Continue reading CHILD ABUSE REPORT SLAMMED BY GREEN PARTY “The truth is survivors do not trust Lambeth to administer this scheme”

SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

The unique Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme has received more than 650 applications for compensation, a new report on its progress after six months shows. The Scheme, which opened on January 1 and will run for two years, has so far seen 343 Harms Way Payments worth £3,223,500 awarded to applicants. A further 50 offers … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE REPORT

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: REPORT TO LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET ON COMPENSATION FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE IN ITS OWN CHILDREN’S HOMES

The opening comments to the report set to be considered by Lambeth council's cabinet next Monday (5pm) read as follows: "The Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme is compensating survivors of sexual, physical and psychological abuse suffered at the borough homes which were open from the 1930s until the 1980s and 1990s. "The scheme gives survivors … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: REPORT TO LAMBETH COUNCIL’S CABINET ON COMPENSATION FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE IN ITS OWN CHILDREN’S HOMES

LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL WEEK TWO HIGHLIGHTS September 9th to September 16th

The second week of Lambeth’s month-long Heritage Festival highlights the country roots, circus and music hall, social housing and multicultural aspects of Lambeth’s history – and much more. Lambeth’s Heritage Festival is bigger than ever this September, with over 90 events. We’ve everything from 200 years of theatre to key sites in the history of … Continue reading LAMBETH HERITAGE FESTIVAL WEEK TWO HIGHLIGHTS September 9th to September 16th

LAMBETH SHORT BREAKS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ‘CONSULTATION’

  From Lambeth council: Our short breaks contract expires in 2019 and we want you to help us decide what to do next; what our short breaks service should look like in the future. Short breaks offer disabled children and young people aged 5-19 years in Lambeth, opportunities to have fun, socialise, and learn new … Continue reading LAMBETH SHORT BREAKS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ‘CONSULTATION’