Rabu, 11 April 2012

Cast adrift: residents in licensed boarding houses

Recently we brought you some reports of the NSW State Coroner's inquest into the deaths of six residents of a licensed boarding house (aka licensed residential centre, or LRC, for people with disability).

While we wait for the Coroner's findings, the Herald's Thea Williams has written a longer report on the proceedings. Read it and weep – or, better, read it and get angry and write to your State MP and demand reform of marginal rental accommodation and LRCs in particular.

Here's a couple of images of the premises from Williams' report - but really the whole of the report is worth your reading.  

Incidentally, the landlord of the premises at the time, Chris Young, is President of the NSW Property Owners Association.