What the previous Labour government did when making available central London properties to those on benefits was effectively to give disabled people the choice to live there should they wish.
I’ll say it one more time; your not going to get yourself into a rent situation you can’t afford if your likely to be finding full time work fairly soonish that would not support a central London rent rate.
Now the key to all this is what it means to be disabled. for me? disability means not being able to fully be everything you could have been or could be. and for me this is key. Disabled people could very well afford central London rates, were it not for their disability. The new housing benefit caps of £400 - £250, completely take this assumption away, bypass it completely.
What the previous Labour government did in maintaining mean values even for central London was to take a fair take on what it means to be disabled. As i say again if your going to venture into full time employment soon then your not going to bite of more than you can chew. But if your disabled, it’s a completely different kettle of fish.
Job seekers and the sick are not the same as the permanently disabled.
Haven’t been here for a while