Catford woman kicked out of flat while in hospital faces Christmas in homeless hostel

News Shopper: Beatrice Denedo with her belongings as she is about to be kicked out of her Catford flat, picture courtesy of Kelvin Bruce Beatrice Denedo with her belongings as she is about to be kicked out of her Catford flat, picture courtesy of Kelvin Bruce

A 67-YEAR-OLD Catford woman has been denied leave to remain in the country, kicked out of her Catford home and ended up on the streets - all within the space of a few months.

Beatrice Denedo now faces Christmas in a Deptford hostel for homeless people after her private landlord booted her out of a one-bedroom Rushey Green flat while she lay in hospital.

Mrs Denedo came to the UK from Nigeria in the 1950s on a spouse visa with her husband but the couple, who have a grown up son living in Lee, eventually divorced.

She returned to her home country before coming back to the UK 10 years ago, but problems sorting out a visa meant she overstayed.

Earlier this year, her application for leave to remain in the country failed, her housing benefits were stopped in September and the landlord of a flat where she lived for two years issued a 30-day eviction notice.

Mrs Denedo says she was in Lewisham Hospital at the time, being treated for scabies from being bitten by a spider in her dirty flat, so when she was discharged from hospital, she was essentially on the streets.

She said: "I was too scared to complain about the dirty flat because I thought they would kick me out of it. I was so scared.

"My immigration lawyers said they could not continue with my case because the legal aid had run out.

"They changed the locks while I was in hospital and said they were going to destroy my possessions."

In the end, a former neighbour helped her move some of her belongings from the old flat, but she was still left with nowhere to stay and ended up sleeping rough.

She said: "I’ve no money and nowhere else to go.

"I had a few years in the flat and I was happy.

"They told me, no matter what, I’m not going back to that house."

Now Mrs Denedo is staying at the Reach hostel in Deptford, though the place is unable to look after her during the daytime, which means she has to look for places to keep warm during daylight hours.

Concerned friends have contacted Lewisham Deptford MP Joan Ruddock about the situation but Mrs Denedo, who suffers from breathing problems and other ailments, does not know what the future holds and is concerned about returning to Nigeria while her family remain here.

She said: "I would suffer and die if I went back to Nigeria.

"I could not afford the treatment."

A Home Office spokesman said: “All applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the Immigration Rules.

“The onus is on the individual to provide the necessary evidence to support their application.”

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12:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

"scabies from being bitten by a spider in her dirty flat," LOL


Get round ya sons, let him keep ya.


PS, Merry Christmas Beatrice
"scabies from being bitten by a spider in her dirty flat," LOL Get round ya sons, let him keep ya. PS, Merry Christmas Beatrice Gypo.Joe

12:26pm Tue 17 Dec 13

toomush2drink says...

How can you complain about having a dirty flat ? Clean it, my mortgage providers dont clean my house so why should a landlord clean your place especially when you dont pay the rent ? If the landlord defaults on the mortgage the bank would repossess it anyway so either way your out.

A 30 day eviction notice would only be issued after a lot of non payments of rent. No visa sorted but here for 10 years ? Legal aid has run out so had plenty of freebies.

Come on stop expecting everyone else to do everything for you. You didnt work as on benefits but expect everything to be be done for you ?

Why cant your son or other family help you out ?
How can you complain about having a dirty flat ? Clean it, my mortgage providers dont clean my house so why should a landlord clean your place especially when you dont pay the rent ? If the landlord defaults on the mortgage the bank would repossess it anyway so either way your out. A 30 day eviction notice would only be issued after a lot of non payments of rent. No visa sorted but here for 10 years ? Legal aid has run out so had plenty of freebies. Come on stop expecting everyone else to do everything for you. You didnt work as on benefits but expect everything to be be done for you ? Why cant your son or other family help you out ? toomush2drink

12:36pm Tue 17 Dec 13

SidcupResident says...

A bit off topic as the Lee Rigby article above wasn't taking comments but has anyone else noticed that there's been a media blackout on the Lee Rigby murder trial.

Google "Lee Rigby trial blackout" and you'll see why...
A bit off topic as the Lee Rigby article above wasn't taking comments but has anyone else noticed that there's been a media blackout on the Lee Rigby murder trial. Google "Lee Rigby trial blackout" and you'll see why... SidcupResident

12:37pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Irenee says...

I don't understand this, where are her sons? Why was her flat dirty? Scabies from a spider bite? I don't think so! I only waited 2 years after separating from my husband for a council flat!!
I don't understand this, where are her sons? Why was her flat dirty? Scabies from a spider bite? I don't think so! I only waited 2 years after separating from my husband for a council flat!! Irenee

1:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

This has something to do with it.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=wkPjDcflP
Cc

The old are useless eaters to some, (cough) Rothschilds
This has something to do with it. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=wkPjDcflP Cc The old are useless eaters to some, (cough) Rothschilds white rabbit9

1:25pm Tue 17 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

SidcupResident wrote:
A bit off topic as the Lee Rigby article above wasn't taking comments but has anyone else noticed that there's been a media blackout on the Lee Rigby murder trial.

Google "Lee Rigby trial blackout" and you'll see why...
That I'm afraid is something 'they' don't want. Got to keep us fighting amoung ourselves this way the war mongers, (rothschilds) keep their power, keep their system of human enslavement going. Slave to the bits of paper we think is based on gold that no human is ever allowed to see.
(ILLUSION)
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: A bit off topic as the Lee Rigby article above wasn't taking comments but has anyone else noticed that there's been a media blackout on the Lee Rigby murder trial. Google "Lee Rigby trial blackout" and you'll see why...[/p][/quote]That I'm afraid is something 'they' don't want. Got to keep us fighting amoung ourselves this way the war mongers, (rothschilds) keep their power, keep their system of human enslavement going. Slave to the bits of paper we think is based on gold that no human is ever allowed to see. (ILLUSION) white rabbit9

3:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

sarfflondonbird says...

She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria.
Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of.
And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh?
That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home.
She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria. Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of. And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh? That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home. sarfflondonbird

4:00pm Tue 17 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria.
Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of.
And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh?
That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home.
Bit confused, are we talking about

1. Government
2. Monarchy

Why pick on 1 person when the system steals from EVERONE including this lady!
It was in the papers today,
http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/vid
eo-lord-hanningfield
-says-clocking-29362
78

He clocks in and immediately clocks out gets paid £300. If I did that at work I would be sacked. Yet we attack 1 lady, we should be attacking him surely? But like he said it's just a storm in a tea cup. Carry on slaves.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria. Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of. And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh? That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home.[/p][/quote]Bit confused, are we talking about 1. Government 2. Monarchy Why pick on 1 person when the system steals from EVERONE including this lady! It was in the papers today, http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/vid eo-lord-hanningfield -says-clocking-29362 78 He clocks in and immediately clocks out gets paid £300. If I did that at work I would be sacked. Yet we attack 1 lady, we should be attacking him surely? But like he said it's just a storm in a tea cup. Carry on slaves. white rabbit9

5:27pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Lil'MissNoNWO says...

^^^ What a refreshing change to see a comment like this on a news article about 'scroungers' than the usual sheep like Daily Wail 'send them home' comments.

Government and Royal Family - biggest scroungers of all.
^^^ What a refreshing change to see a comment like this on a news article about 'scroungers' than the usual sheep like Daily Wail 'send them home' comments. Government and Royal Family - biggest scroungers of all. Lil'MissNoNWO

9:27am Wed 18 Dec 13

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote: She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria. Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of. And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh? That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home.
Bit confused, are we talking about 1. Government 2. Monarchy Why pick on 1 person when the system steals from EVERONE including this lady! It was in the papers today, http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/vid eo-lord-hanningfield -says-clocking-29362 78 He clocks in and immediately clocks out gets paid £300. If I did that at work I would be sacked. Yet we attack 1 lady, we should be attacking him surely? But like he said it's just a storm in a tea cup. Carry on slaves.
Let me explain as it's quite simple. The reason that people are talking about this lady is because the article is about her!! It's how this comments section works. If it were about the Lords, then we would be discussing that and I'm sure that most people would be criticising their actions. However it's not, so for the discussion is focused around the rights and wrongs of this lady's case.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: She was ok to flit back to Nigeria when she split from her husband, only to jump back on the band wagon and come back to good ole blight y ten years ago, probably when all her funds had run out, so what is the problem with her going back to Nigeria now? She's outstayed her welcome here as per, now she has and wants to freeload of the taxpayer as per, well sorry luvvie, ship off back to Nigeria. Secondly if she did a bit more cleaning around the place, she wouldn't get supposedly scabies from a spider bite, which I have never heard of. And lastly, where is the wonderful son in all of this? No doubt he cant be bothered with her as she would just be a burden and drain on his precious lifestyle. So much for the loving caring family eh? That's all you get with these people........take, take take. and scrounge, scrounge, scrounge. Send her home.[/p][/quote]Bit confused, are we talking about 1. Government 2. Monarchy Why pick on 1 person when the system steals from EVERONE including this lady! It was in the papers today, http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/vid eo-lord-hanningfield -says-clocking-29362 78 He clocks in and immediately clocks out gets paid £300. If I did that at work I would be sacked. Yet we attack 1 lady, we should be attacking him surely? But like he said it's just a storm in a tea cup. Carry on slaves.[/p][/quote]Let me explain as it's quite simple. The reason that people are talking about this lady is because the article is about her!! It's how this comments section works. If it were about the Lords, then we would be discussing that and I'm sure that most people would be criticising their actions. However it's not, so for the discussion is focused around the rights and wrongs of this lady's case. PaulErith

1:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

kentlad says...

I'd like to live in Australia or New Zealand but, unfortunately due to their tight rules i cant :( shame i cant find a way in really and just sit on the beach all day long doing nothing ohh and get paid for it.....

Also if you cant get your paper work in order then it would be interesting to know what paper work your son has if any!!!!
I'd like to live in Australia or New Zealand but, unfortunately due to their tight rules i cant :( shame i cant find a way in really and just sit on the beach all day long doing nothing ohh and get paid for it..... Also if you cant get your paper work in order then it would be interesting to know what paper work your son has if any!!!! kentlad

1:02pm Thu 19 Dec 13

CaptainJustice says...

Appalling racist comments on here let the poor woman alone help this poor woman please !
Appalling racist comments on here let the poor woman alone help this poor woman please ! CaptainJustice

10:21am Mon 23 Dec 13

tellmethisdoesn'twork says...

Captain Justice...What are you on about.
Look at the photo.
Who allowed the flat to get in to that state?
Wasn't me, wasn't her neighbours...It was her.

Let her clean it, then she may get a bit (not a lot though) of sympathy...
Captain Justice...What are you on about. Look at the photo. Who allowed the flat to get in to that state? Wasn't me, wasn't her neighbours...It was her. Let her clean it, then she may get a bit (not a lot though) of sympathy... tellmethisdoesn'twork

1:32pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Jakey_Lou says...

I would suggest she goes back to Nigeria asap. The weather is better over there, so that would help treat her scabies.
I would suggest she goes back to Nigeria asap. The weather is better over there, so that would help treat her scabies. Jakey_Lou

1:44pm Mon 23 Dec 13

kentlad says...

CaptainJustice wrote:
Appalling racist comments on here let the poor woman alone help this poor woman please !
Its comments like yours that make a divide between between differernt races. You dont know if the people commenting are black or white and i know your comment wasnt aimed at me as i have said nothing wrong however, if that was a white old lady in the picture would you have said the same comment????? probably not!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]CaptainJustice[/bold] wrote: Appalling racist comments on here let the poor woman alone help this poor woman please ![/p][/quote]Its comments like yours that make a divide between between differernt races. You dont know if the people commenting are black or white and i know your comment wasnt aimed at me as i have said nothing wrong however, if that was a white old lady in the picture would you have said the same comment????? probably not!!!!! kentlad

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