HEALTH FEARS OVER DAMP COUNCIL HOME

NEAALM110223E1 - Gemma Johnson and Amber Johnson, two with the mold on the wall of their house in Eastwood
NEAALM110223E1 - Gemma Johnson and Amber Johnson, two with the mold on the wall of their house in Eastwood

A WORRIED Eastwood family is pleading with the council to re-home them, claiming their property has serious damp problems and their daughter’s health is being jeopardised.

John Hodgson says he has mould on his carpets and walls and his two-year-old daughter is at the doctors ‘almost every week’ with chest problems and viruses.

NEAALM110223E3 - Gemma Johnson the mold on the wall of their house in Eastwood

NEAALM110223E3 - Gemma Johnson the mold on the wall of their house in Eastwood

He claims there is silverfish running around the bathroom and bedroom and the damp is so bad that wallpaper is falling off and sealant is peeling away from the windows.

The 34-year-old, from Princes Street, Eastwood, says he has handed several letters from doctors and health visitors backing up his health concerns to Broxtowe Borough Council, but the authority says the problem is not bad enough to re-home them.

“Mould is growing up the walls,” Mr Hodgson said. “My daughter is always at the doctors with asthma, viral infections and colds.

“She had bronchitis just after she was born and she has never been right with her breathing and it makes it worse.

Mr Hodgson said he had pneumonia last year, which he thinks could have been down to his living conditions and said his partner, Gemma Johnson, is constantly depressed about it.

“We feel like we are bad parents because we are having to live somewhere that is damp,” he said.

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