Disabled woman left with no heating for four months

A DISABLED woman has been left without heating – since November.

Kayleigh Doole suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and asthma.

But she’s been waiting almost four months for her radiators to be fixed by her landlord.

The 29-year-old, who has lived in the Stratton bungalow for almost a decade, said she had been living a “nightmare”.

The cold had made her ill, she claimed.

The Swindon woman said she had been forced to call the ambulance and had suffered asthma attacks.

Kayleigh told the Adver that Sanctuary had sent heating engineers out to her home at the end of last month.

“I have just been told they won’t be doing the repair work because they need to order their pipes,” she said.

“They were meant to be fitting them in today.

“The cold affects my chest. The cerebral palsy means there are more problems with my lungs.

“I have had the ambulance out. I have been having asthma attacks and bad chests.

“It’s been a nightmare. It’s been freezing.”

She called on landlords Sanctuary Housing to “do their job properly”

She said: “In all the nine years I have been here I have had nothing but problems. I have got damp underneath the carpet.

“My doctor has written me letters saying I need to get out because of my health problems.”

She says she doesn’t think her current accommodation is suitable – because of “everything that’s gone wrong”.

She claimed that:

A broken water tank had taken “nearly a year” to repair

A leak in the bungalow’s airing cupboard had ruined their clothes

Another leak in the bathroom had required another call-out. “It took them about six months to do,” she said.

She has asked to be moved to other council accommodation – but claims she was told she is already in suitable housing.

Sanctuary Housing have been approached for comment about the situation.

Source: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/16064878.Disabled_woman_left_with_no_heating_for_four_months/

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