A London council has carried out its second inspection in the space of a week into Home Office accommodation for asylum seekers after the prevailing appalling conditions at the place were revealed.
Inspectors from Hounslow council went into the property in the east of the borough on Wednesday, which is used to house dozens of vulnerable asylum seeker women and children. Some of them are rape and torture victims.
The council said it had identified improvement works required at the property on earlier visits and that now the Home Office contractors have begun to do the repairs. A council spokeswoman said that a decision would be made about whether to review the property’s current licence and whether to change its conditions.
When council inspectors visited the property on Thursday last week, they said: “All communal parts of the building were inspected and some issues were noted that we will be taking up with the management as a matter of urgency.”