A GRAN with cancer has been trapped in a hospital bed in a leaky apartment for MONTHLY because of board mistakes.
Winne Wilson, 91, lives with her daughter Sue Roberts in a small flat in Fulham, West London, who is her full-time carer.
Sue, 67, cares for her mother, who is bedridden and suffering from dementia and cancer, and has collapsed Hammersmith and Fulham councils after they were unable to repair multiple leaks.
She was forced to move her seriously ill mother into the living room after the bedroom in their makeshift apartment began to leak.
The mother and daughter have been living in a two-bed apartment near their family home since November, waiting to be confronted with their damp home.
But they faced even more problems with their new apartment, which started leaking soon after they moved in.
She said: “For my mother, it was horrible. When it rained recently, the water ran down the wall.
“All the seals on the windows were broken so there was constant condensation on the windows inside the double glazed. It is just a beggar’s belief. It’s just tiring. “
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The family shared pictures of Winnie to demonstrate how dire their situation has become.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have promised they will fix the problems, but have yet to do so.
Sue moved into a council-owned house with Winnie, her son, and three nieces in 2018.
While caring for her mother, Sue spent years trying to get the council to fix the damp and cracked ceilings at their family home.
She said the house was also infested with rats, meaning she had to fill in the holes herself to keep them out.
The family of five have lived in the boxes for almost four years while awaiting repairs to the property.
Sue and family are trying to make the most of their last year with Winnie, and are struggling to make it through Christmas because of all the problems.
She said: “I’m not afraid of rats, that’s a good job. They come at night when you’re lying here and I can hear it rustling.
“It’s killing me. They’ve had almost four years to do just that.
“All the walls are gone outside. We’ve never been able to stabilize and decorate and make it more beautiful.
‘IT IS KILLING ME’
“We had to move her to a weird house, it was horrible. Every Christmas we thought it might be the last time we’d be with her.
“But it was just chaos trying to get people in. It was just a nightmare.”
Although there were large visible cracks in the interior and exterior walls of her house, Sue said no one could tell her what had caused the leak.
She said contractors erected scaffolding outside the house four times to sort out the problems but nothing was done to resolve them.
Sue added: “We had weeks of doing nothing. I kept sending emails. And then you don’t hear back.”
Last week, councilors apologized after Hammersmith and Fulham were named the worst housing providers for mold in the country.
Council has committed to invest £600m in the repair and refurbishment of the housing stock over the next 12 years.
A spokesman for Hammersmith and Fulham Council said: “We regret that it took so long to repair Ms Roberts’ home.
“Real estate had complicated issues that unfortunately required major repairs and forced them to move out while it was completed.
“Now that we have found temporary accommodation for Miss Roberts and her family, we can complete these repairs and get them home as soon as possible.
“We are working through any issues with her temporary accommodation to make sure she and her family are happy.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8266440/gran-cancer-mouldy-flat-horror-dementia/ My grandmother, 91 years old, with cancer & dementia has been trapped in her hospital bed in a leaky moldy apartment for MONTH