Cheap housing is cheap:
She lives in one of 10 social housing flats in a development of 60 properties. They have a separate front door – known colloquially as a “poor door” – by the other residents’ bins.
They don’t have a lift or access to any parking.
But the bit that really stopped James in his tracks was that they have no access to the development’s garden. Other residents can take their dogs in it, but Jabeen’s children are banned.
Afterwards, James admitted he didn’t realise this was happening, saying: “Their dogs are allowed in the garden, but her children aren’t.
“Sometimes I get calls when you can feel your world view shifting slightly, feel your attitude to society changing.
“Jabeen’s on that list for me now.”
They also don’t get access to the gym, the swimming pool or the under the volcano secret submarine lair.