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Ms Macbeth

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    Baby boomer

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    Hillsborough mostly
  • Interests
    Reading, genealogy and the BHF.
  • Occupation
    Retired except on the days I volunteer!

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  1. They're recruiting! Here's your chance to work in housing, for a massive salary.. or not.. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/job-vacancies/Joblistings/neighbourhood-officer-x13
  2. If it was just down to the Tories, then shouldn't the NHS in Scotland (my home country) be flourishing under the control of the SNP? Its doing no better than England. The model is outdated, it was set up when there were far fewer life prolonging medications, when people died much younger, and when no-one thought of rocking up to an accident and emergency department unless they'd had a serious accident, or were suddenly very ill. Even before the onset of Covid, and the subsequent shortages of medical staff, A&E departments were struggling with numbers, along with false callouts, and abusive 'patients'.
  3. Surely a major issues is transgender women competing against women in sports where they have an obvious advantage.
  4. The council have set up Local Area Committees. Anyone who is seriously interested about the area of the city where they live might just want to go along? https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/local-area-committees
  5. I had issues, then I replaced my old tablet. Its working fine for me, I’ve just logged in to check my usage, bills etc.
  6. If people want to get involved in their local area, the council are in the process of setting up area committees across the city. First meetings are in September. These were already being planned before the local elections. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/local-area-committees
  7. Have you tried the Council? They have some studios/one bedroomed flats on their First Come First Served website. A lot are age banded, over 60, but there are a few for any age group. Might be a long shot, but you never know. https://www.sheffieldpropertyshop.org.uk/PropertySearch/Results?Sender=ResultsPage&AttemptedLocationName=&PreviousAttemptedLocationName=&AttemptedLocationLongitude=0&AttemptedLocationLatitude=0&SearchRadius=5&SortOrder=2&PreviousSortOrder=0&PropertyID=&AllocationScheme=556&AdvertTypes=1&AdvertTypes=5&AccommodationTypes=0&AccommodationTypes=1&AdvertisedDates=&_=1630791565585
  8. There is a need to build more affordable, suitable homes for an ageing population. Lots of older homeowners can’t afford to buy into the private retirement housing market, but by selling their modest home could afford to pay a reasonable level of rent, and live comfortably without relying on benefits. Many terrace houses have steep stairs, and with no possibility of a downstairs loo, life can be very difficult in older age. The responsibility of maintaining a too large property is often too much for pensioners on a limited income, as is the cost of heating. By downsizing from rented or owned housing, they would free up larger homes in all tenures for families. Its also been proved that living in suitable accommodation means quicker discharge from hospital, so bed blocking becomes less of an issue, and the need for residential or nursing care is likely to be delayed. bassett one is right with his comments, Sheffield CC and their social housing partners, please take note!
  9. Update - I'm in Hillsborough, my neighbours' green bins have just been collected. 2 minutes ago.
  10. I agree entirely. And looking at the flats now, against what they were 20 years ago and not anyone's first, second or even third choice of social housing, there is no comparison. They are airy, bright, with fantastic views. And people obviously take pride in them.
  11. More social housing has been needed for a while. Scotland and Wales have done the sensible thing and removed the Right to Buy, but it doesn't look like stopping anytime soon here in England. People need homes to rent long term from responsible landlords, at decent rates. If housing associations and other social landlords built decent retirement housing (we can't all afford McCarthy & Stone) I'm sure more older people would downsize to the right accommodation, freeing up family homes for younger people.
  12. I don't think people should be forced to wear masks, but unless they are exempt, they shouldn't go anywhere where masks are required. Simple solution! The train I was on last week for instance was an example of a group of louts totally unconcerned about the wellbeing of others. I've abided by the mask wearing rules, more out of respect for others than for my own safety even though I'm in a vulnerable age group. I've had both vaccinations too. Good points muddywolf, if the pandemic has brought one positive, its surely the raised awareness of hygiene.
  13. Me too. Well done to your daughter.
  14. I wish someone had told the idiots that were on a busy train from Doncaster to Sheffield yesterday. A whole group of lads doing the macho loud posturing stuff, swigging lager. Not a mask between them. Signs stating masks must be worn with hefty fines for non compliance, but no enforcement. Not a pleasant journey, it was obvious that a lot of passengers were not comfortable. No-one even checked tickets, probably avoiding a confrontation. Who are these people who don't respect simple rules which are for everyone's benefit? It's the first time I've used the train in over a year. I won't be repeating the exercise soon.
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