MOST readers will fail to understand why Sarah Cioffi has not been helped in every possible way to find a new home following the tragic death of her young daughter.
Sarah rents a house from Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing in Crow Lane, Milnsbridge, and her 18-month-old daughter, Brooklyn, died there suddenly on December 13.
Sarah found Brooklyn dead in bed from a sudden attack of bronchopneumonia.
Understandably, Sarah has not wanted to go back into the house as it has so many painful memories for her.
In short, she does not see it as her home any more and anyone who has been through the pain of such a tragic bereavement will no doubt understand what agony Sarah is now going through.
All the council has offered Sarah so far is to take part in the Choose ‘n’ Move scheme like everyone else.
It’s hard to think that anyone in a KNH house would view Sarah as queue-jumping if she was provided with emergency accommodation now for herself and her four-year-old son, Bailey, and a permanent home as quickly as possible.
KNH has pledged to talk to Sarah about the issue – and let’s hope its duty of care to its tenants shines through.
Commonsense needs to quickly prevail here so Sarah is given all the help and support she needs at this terrible time in her life.