A GRAN suffering from cancer has been stuck on a hospital bed in a leaking flat for MONTHS because of council blunders.
Winne Wilson, 91, lives with her daughter Sue Roberts in the tiny flat in Fulham, 西伦敦, who is her full time carer.
起诉, 67, looks after her mum who is bed-bound and suffering from dementia and cancer, and has slammed Hammersmith and Fulham council after they failed to repair multiple leaks.
She has been forced to move her seriously ill mum into the living room after the bedroom at their temporary flat started to leak.
The mum and daughter have been living in the two-bed council flat close to their family home since November, waiting for their damp-ridden home to be faced.
But they have faced even more problems with the new flat, which started to leak soon after they moved in.
她说: “For mum it’s dreadful. When it rained recently, water was trickling down the wall.
“All the seals on the windows are broken so there’s constant condensation in the windows inside the double glazing. It just beggars belief. It’s just exhausting.”
The family have shared pictures of Winnie in an attempt to demonstrate how bad their situation has become.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council promised that they would fix the issues, but nothing has been done.
Sue moved into a house owned by the council with Winnie, 她儿子, and three granddaughters in 2018.
While caring for her mum, Sue has spent years trying to get the council to fix damp and cracked ceilings at their family home.
She said the house was also infested with mice, meaning she had to fill the holes herself to stop them coming in.
The family of five have been living out of boxes for almost four years while waiting for repairs to the property.
Sue and the family are trying to make the most of their last year with Winnie, and struggled to celebrate Christmas because of all the problems.
她说: “I’m not scared of mice, which is a good job. They come in at night when you’re laid here and I can hear it rustling.
“It’s killing me. They have had nearly four years to get this right.
“The wall’s all coming away outside. We’ve never been able to settle and decorate and make it nice.
‘IT’S KILLING ME’
“We had to move her to a strange house, it was just horrendous. Every Christmas we have we think it might be our last with her.
“But it was just chaos trying to get everybody in. It was just a nightmare.”
Despite there being huge visible cracks on the inside and outside walls of her house, Sue said no one can tell her what has been causing the leaks.
She claims contractors have put up scaffolding outside the house four times to get the issues sorted but nothing has been done to resolve them.
Sue added: “We have weeks and weeks where nothing’s done. I’m constantly emailing. And then you hear nothing.”
上个星期, councillors apologised after Hammersmith and Fulham was dubbed the worst housing provider for damp and mould in the country.
The council has pledged to invest £600 million in repairing and refurbishing its housing stock over the next 12 年.
A spokesman for Hammersmith and Fulham Council said: “We are sorry it has taken so long for repairs to Ms Roberts’ home.
“The property has complex issues that unfortunately require major repair works and required them to move out while these are completed.
“Now that we’ve found temporary accommodation for Ms Roberts and her family, we should be able to complete these repairs and get them home as soon as possible.
“We are addressing any issues with her temporary accommodation to make sure she and her family are happy.”