Give us space to live!

Focus E15 Campaign

A mother and two childrenlivingin Brimstone House, 10 Victoria Street, Stratford E15, has taken the brave step of speaking out about the unbearable conditions they are forced to live in. Focus E15 campaign stands with herand all those facing these issues.

Brimstone Houseis no place for children to grow upin, yethundreds offamilieswith childrenare languishingtherein overcrowded rooms,labelledtemporary accommodation,for years.Less than a mile down the road, four hundred council homes lie empty on the Carpenters Estate, andall aroundluxury apartments continue to be built.

In October 2020, when Rukayaasked about the difficulty with the space and the bed provision as the baby is too big for the cot, she was told her three-year-old could sleep on the sofa. When she challenged this,the options included getting her a bigger, better sofa and/orputtingsome of their belongings intostorage….

This is a shocking story, but not an isolated one.

Newham’sLabour MayorRokhsanaFiazsaid recently,‘The scale of the challenge has…

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