In the apartment of the Matouci family in one of the highrise buildings at Lunik IX Mrs Matouci, whose family is sharing the space with another family, explains: "At Lunik IX it is absolutely impossible to live, we do not have water, the electricity is switched off for almost two years now and the gas has also been cut off. It's unbearable, we are washing ourselves by hand so we are clean but we can't use a washing machine because of the lack of electricity. Nobody cares about Lunik IX." The family left Lunik IX for the UK where they are living till now. The LUNIK IX housing complex, most of whose residents are Roma is a run-down socialist housing project where living conditions are of a very poor standard and many people do not have electricity, water or gas. Some of the buildings are completely dilapidated.