Taking away dignity, terrorising and treating your clients as prisoners

Gintaras Valatka made this Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council

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Gintaras Valatka

Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

How many times in the last year have you confiscated private possessions from your clients?

From your email:
when you arrive on Tuesday 6th June 2017 you will be required to hand in your phone and any other device to our security team before the commencement of the interview.
Please can you confirm by way of reply that you accept the stated conditions, should I not hear back from you it will be deemed that you have refused the conditions and the allocated interview slot will be cancelled.


Timothy Odofin | Housing Prevention & Support Officer
1a Eros House, SE6 2EG | London Borough of Lewisham
Tel: 020 8314 7713 Fax: 020 8314 3059
Yours faithfully,

Gintaras Valatka

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ms Valakta,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 408176

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Gintaras Valatka

Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

By law, the you should normally have responded promptly.
I am being ignored by Housing Prevention & Support Officers, they do not reply to my emails, seem like they intentionally want to make me homeless, could that be a revenge? I am mentally ill and very depressed and find it very hard to deal with any refusals to communicate and bureaucracy. Possession order was issued awaiting notice from bailiffs to find out my removal date.

Yours faithfully,

Gintaras Valatka

Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Lewisham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Taking away dignity, terrorising and treating your clients as prisoners'.

I have not received a reply, the reply is long overdue.
I am still being treated as a prisoner, my bags, phones and everything else being confiscated at one of your offices. This email is from 10/08/2017 :

"Can you confirm your attendance to this assessment via email.
As stated before you or any other party are not permitted to record the interview and you will be required to hand in your mobile phone, bag or other device to security before the interview commences."

Kind regards

Koruna Fory | Housing Prevention & Support Officer | Housing Options | SHIP
1a Eros House, SE6 2EG | London Borough of Lewisham | Tel: 0208 314 3898
[email address]
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Gintaras Valatka