Housing prayers anwered
New home for Moira
A Rutherglen woman who has been battling the council for months for a new home is finally moving.
Moira Heafey, 45, has been begging to be moved from her Gallowflat Street home since August last year.
The home can only be accessed by 16 stairs, but Moira suffers from balance problems and can only walk with the help of a mobility aid.
Moira, who also has learning disabilities, recently agreed to widen her search for a suitable house and it appears her prayers have been answered.
She is now set to sign up to a house in Castlemilk after finding it through the Castleton Housing Association.
They have offered her a house in Ballantae which suits her needs.
She will be joined there by her carer, Mary McGoldrick.
A delighted Moira told the Reformer: “It’s a low-down house, which is what I needed.
“It’s a quiet wee scheme as well, which is just what I wanted, with a small garden. “I couldn’t be happier.” Moira was set to pick up the keys to her new home last week, but she still needs to give South Lanarkshire Council 28 days’ notice that she is leaving.
She had also complained about anti-social behaviour near her current home.
She added: “Hopefully, we’ll be moving in around May.
“Mary will be coming with me and she is looking forward to it just as much as me.
“We really needed to get away from Gallowflat Street and those stairs.
“It was causing me health problems .
“So, hopefully, I’ll be more comfortable where I am going.”
On the move Moira Heafey will finally get a ground floor home