Woman pleads for a new home
Moira, 45, struggles to climb stairs to her flat
A Rutherglen woman has pleaded to the council to move her from her home, claiming she can no longer climb the stairs to her current property.
Moira Heafey lives in a first-floor flat in Gallowflat Street in Rutherglen.
She moved in to the apartment in February this year with her friend and carer Mary McGoldrick (42).
However Moira (45), who suffers from learning disabilities, has mobility issues and problems with muscles in her legs.
She has to use a three-wheel zimmer to get around and it is now at the stage where she struggles to climb the steps to her flat.
And Mary, who also suffers from learning disabilities, struggles to carry Moira’s walker up stairs.
Moira said: “We’ve sent letter after letter to the housing telling them that I can’t climb those stairs.
“Every letter we send they usually don’t respond. Whenever we phone they say there’s nothing available.
“I tell them how much pain I’m in but they don’t listen, I don’t know what to do.
“Mary can’t climb the stroller up the stairs either, it’s too heavy. It’s a nightmare for the both of us.
“I have 16 stairs to climb and each time I try and go up them it’s damaging my legs. “I don’t think the council care.” Ann Gee, Executive Director of Housing and Technical Resources with the council, said: “South Lanarkshire Council is aware of Ms Heafey’s current housing circumstances and has provided ongoing advice and support to her in relation to her application for re-housing.”
Struggle Moira has mobility issues and finds the stairs an increasing problem