Family of ten are only hours away from being evicted
A FAMILY’S desperate search for a new home has become critical with less than 24 hours until they are evicted.
Stuart and Debbie Parkinson appealed for help in the Express last week after their landlord announced he was selling the property on Wiltshire Close in Upton Priory and issued them with an eviction notice.
But the family of 10 have not still not found a place big enough place to live either to rent privately or through social housing, and face being made homeless tomorrow (Thursday, April 24). Debbie, 40, who is a full time mum and carer for her disabled daughter, said: “They have been and put up a for sale sign outside the house today and it’s heartbreaking because I don’t know where we are going to go. We will have no choice but to turn up at the town hall and plead for them to help us.
“It’s just frustrating because my husband works hard to support us and we can pay our rent, we just can’t find anywhere willing to give us a chance.”
A spokesman from Cheshire East Council said: “Senior members of the housing team are working with the family on a daily basis to try and identify alternative accommodation on their behalf and prevent the family becoming homeless.
“The family are tenants of a private landlord but we are doing all we can as a local authority to assist them.
“Unfortunately we have a real shortage of large properties in the social housing sector in the Macclesfield area that would accommodate the family.
“The family have been advised of their legal rights and we can reassure them and the public that everything is being done by Cheshire East Council to assist them.”
●● Debbie and Stuart Parkinson with their eight children