THE plight of those left homeless after balconies collapsed at flats in Poole Road, Branksome, is something none of us would like to go through.

The shock of the collapse itself must have been bad enough, but now several residents, including the young family featured in the Echo today, have been left with having to find somewhere to live while repairs are carried out.

Let’s hope that the situation is sorted out as quickly as possible for all of those involved, particularly those with children.