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Complaint by UNLOCK leads to local police & council agreeing to cancel sharing criminal record data


Complaint by UNLOCK leads to local police & council agreeing to cancel...

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teg56
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Great work unlock!, have to say that proposed idea was ridiculous, most of the people that require social housing need a home due to losing there home/job due to a criminal conviction so what would this gain?, denying us a home? so where do we go if we can't get a job then?, homeless?. then we just re-offend to survive!.

A home is a starting block to a better life, without a home we lose hope.

Also I forgot to add, I applied for social housing after my conviction and put it down on the forms as it asked two questions:

One about convictions
One about have you ever been on the SOR?

I answered both of these truthfully and ended up getting a good band to bid for propertys, so I don't understand what this CRB check would actually do?.

Post Edited (teg56) : 09/04/2012 17:45:07 (GMT+1)


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I have just secured a house from London and Quadrant Housing Association via Southend council, (feel very fortunate) I cannot recall if I had to disclose my convictions on the original reg document? however I recently had to fill in a reg doc with Estuary Housing Assoc and they did require me to disclose convictions and anything outstanding.
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