Call for Monmouthshire Housing Association to reverse decision to evict 5yr old Ruby Paxton from her home in Llanfoist, Abergavenny
- Monmouthshire Housing Association, Nant Y Pia House, Mamhilad Technology Park, Pontypool NP4 0JJ
- United Kingdom
This petition is asking for anyone with a heart to sign it and ask Monmouthshire Housing Association to reverse the decision to evict 5 year old Ruby Paxton from the home she once shared with her late father and allow her to remain in her own home in Llanfoist, Abergavenny.
Ruby and her father were a one parent family unit who were well loved in the local community with a seemingly unbreakable bond. They were settled and happy in their home together. Tragically, Rubys father passed away unexpectedly in May this year. This unfair and heart breaking separation of father and daughter has left a massive void in a little girl's life. Since his death, Ruby has been taking comfort being in the home she shared with her doting father as she tries to come to terms with her unimaginable loss.
Rubys’ home was leased to her father by Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA). Since his death nearly seven months ago MHA have allowed the child and her next of kin to live in the property Ruby calls home. The family member who now cares for the child has uprooted from their home so the grieving child so can be in familiar surroundings.
To take on the lease on a MHA property after a death, the new tenant must be 18 years of age and lived in the property for a year. Although Ruby has lived in her home for more than a year she is just 5 years old. As a result MHA has served an eviction notice to vacant the premises. This will uproot Ruby and she will have to move into temporary accommodation. Due to high demand of local properties this will most likely be in neighbouring towns, Chepstow or Newport. This distance would mean Ruby would have to change school and lose the friends and support systems she has there in addition to her home and the support from her close knit family who live close by.
All this additional trauma to a little girl who feels like the world has already ended could be stopped by MHA. In addition to putting the child's best interest at heart MHA would save precious public money from both the the eviction and emergency rehousing.
The family are waiting for a court date for the eviction. This petition will be used to support Ruby case to stay in her home by showing that the local and wider community agree that Ruby should remain in her home and not be moved out.
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We, the undersigned call on Monmouthshire Housing Association to reverse the decision to evict Ruby Jay Paxton age 5 from her home in Llanfoist, Abergavenny and let her continue to live in the property she lived in with her father before he passed away.
The Call for Monmouthshire Housing Association to reverse decision to evict 5yr old Ruby Paxton from her home in Llanfoist, Abergavenny petition to Monmouthshire Housing Association, Nant Y Pia House, Mamhilad Technology Park, Pontypool NP4 0JJ was written by lou james and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.