Counihan Family Campaign Press Release 27/11/2012 (edited)
The Counihan Family Campaign (CFC) has won our first victory in our battle with Brent Labour Council. The council have been forced to reinstate the Counihans’ Housing Benefit. Brent Council withdrew Housing Benefit (HB) from the family when they declared them “intentionally homeless” in April 2012.
The next steps for the campaign are to press our advantage and force Brent to provide Social Housing for the family in Brent. Isabel Counihan has stated that she only regards winning back HB as a first step and she wants Brent to be held to account for the suffering caused to her family, and in particular the trauma of being told by Brent Housing to go and live in an empty field in Ireland.
Isabel and the campaign are determined to fight on to win Social Housing for the family, to force Brent to acknowledge their mistakes and mistreatment of the family and to work with others to defeat the £141 million cuts that Brent are seeking to impose over a 3 year period.