Petition against Shelter CEO receiving CBE

by Property 118

11:55 AM, 30th December 2019
About 2 months ago

Petition against Shelter CEO receiving CBE

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Petition against Shelter CEO receiving CBE

A petition has been started on Change.org, click here, ‘Charity ‘ – Shelter CEO’s on £125 K – Year, should NOT receive Honours.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of the so called housing charity Shelter, has been honoured with a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

This will be particularly controversial with Landlords and Lettings Agents who have been repeatedly attacked by Shelter for performing a service they do not provide eg. providing homes.

The petition says:

“So-called ‘ Charity ‘   Shelter  CEO paid £125 k / a year, who don’t provide any food or accommodation should NOT receive Honours.

“It would be more fitting for a volunteer, such as Salvation Army, or even paid charities such as Crisis or Centre Point who Do actually provide more, than Legal assistance to Rent-defaulting Tenants to find loop-holes ( and half of their £60 M – year budget is funded by Govt!)”



Comments

David

16:17 PM, 31st December 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by David at 30/12/2019 - 23:05
I posted the above comment on change.org last night, but by this morning it had been deleted.

It would appear that you can see some comments only if you are logged in to their site, for example the one from the landlord who had lost £7,000 due to the intervention of a barrister provided by Shelter.

terry sullivan

17:44 PM, 31st December 2019
About 2 months ago

why does she call herself polly?

where is petition?

Mick Roberts

12:06 PM, 1st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 30/12/2019 - 15:32
Mark,

Your words say it all.

Has anyone any evidence of Shelter talking to good Landlords?
To say 'Let's find a way forward'.
Cause every time they support a policy to attack the Landlord such as Clause 24, Licensing etc., we all know this makes things more expensive & the tenant ends up paying. And even worse, then less houses for the tenants. Who then end up in real bad ones or hotels. All as direct result from what Shelter started months & years before.

Mick Roberts

12:07 PM, 1st January 2020
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 31/12/2019 - 09:25
Luke,
We deserve recognition don't we. For all the homeless we've housed. And the crap we've had to take from Council's Licensing & Govt UC. Yet we still against all odds, manage to keep the majority of the tenants in their houses.

Rennie

14:41 PM, 2nd January 2020
About 2 months ago

Have pitched in and shared folks

john mcghee

8:26 AM, 4th January 2020
About a month ago

Can l ask how many of the landlords who have something to ssy about this actually voted tory.
If you did then why. I understand why labour never got near running the country but we all know what to expect from Boris so to complain after he did with his honours list.
Believe me this is only the start of his reign so we can expect more of the same.

Bill Williams

9:23 AM, 4th January 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by john mcghee at 04/01/2020 - 08:26
You need to ask why? Tories were the lesser of 2 evils, that is why.

Luke P

10:33 AM, 4th January 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by john mcghee at 04/01/2020 - 08:26
Also, all LLs voting ‘not Tory’ wouldn’t have produced a better result. It would still have been Boris or, a very slim chance of Corbyn (if all those ‘not Tory’ LL votes went solely to Labour), but that would have been worse. So I’m guessing it was, for most, a case of better the devil you know and the least worst option…

SM

13:15 PM, 4th January 2020
About a month ago

Hi, its a disgrace. I see fire many charity volunteers all of them doing great jobs but don't recieve or even expect to recieve an honour. Why should someone recieve a good salary get an an award whilst volunteers don't. Yes I've already signed the petition.

SM

13:14 PM, 5th January 2020
About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by David at 30/12/2019 - 23:05
Hi David
Just read your comment and was particularly interested in your comment "Shelter’s own report had said that the cause of homelessness is poverty". Can you let me know the title of the report please. I'm just prepping for a visit to my MP re Section 21 and I'd really like to point this out to her.

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