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Siblings slam council for 'backtracking' on council flat

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Siblings trapped in a one-bed council flat claim they have been dumped at the bottom of the waiting list for a new place.

Mathew Thorpe's living room sofa became his bed when his 16-year-old sister Leah moved into his Norwich flat in May 2020 after becoming estranged from their mother.

But although he obtained a court order proving the residency arrangement was permanent at the request of the city council - he's since been told his application won't been backdated to the day the teen moved in.

Mathew's has to keep his clothes in the living room - which is also his bedroom - Credit: Mathew Thorpe


© Norwich Evening News

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