Hous­ing prayers an­wered

New home for Moira

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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