More than a million on social housing waiting lists
Grandfather and commercial engineer Freddy Emmanuel has been on the waiting list for social housing for 18 years.
During this time he has sofa-surfed, stayed in hostels, rented and had periods of homelessness, in Kensington and Chelsea, mostly.
He spent two months sleeping rough under a tree off Portobello Road.
And almost a year on from the Grenfell fire, Freddy, 56, is one of more than 1.15 million households stuck on social housing waiting lists in England.
"My family has been in this borough for a long time," he said. "And for me to stick in the area would be good for the... read more
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