Disabled woman forced to sleep in her own car (From South Wales Argus)

Maria Jones [Image: Chris Tinsley].

Considering this woman’s medical condition, does anybody really think Newport City Homes has discharged its duty to her correctly?

A disabled 61-year-old woman says she has been forced to sleep in her car because Newport City Homes haven’t been able to offer her anywhere suitable to live.

Maria Jones – who is agoraphobic, has arthritis in both hips and whose lower back discs are worn away – says she had to hand in the keys of her temporary accommodation after refusing on medical grounds a property she could not live in as it was a 10th-floor apartment.

She said: “I moved out on December 5 and the council found me a temporary place in Newport.

“In January, they offered me a 10th-floor flat, but I had only been bidding for ground-floor properties so I went to see Newport City Homes.

“I said to them I can’t go in a lift because I am agoraphobic and showed them a letter from my doctor.”

Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, according to the NHS website.

Ms Jones said she was forced to refuse a second property they offered her – a fourth-floor flat in Ringland -– for the same reasons.

Newport City Homes said it offered Maria Jones two properties which she refused.

Source: Disabled woman forced to sleep in her own car (From South Wales Argus)

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3 thoughts on “Disabled woman forced to sleep in her own car (From South Wales Argus)

  1. jbw31

    I know how this woman feels, deserted and ignored. Until I met my partner I had no option but to sleep on friends and relations couches, moving every so often so that I wasn’t too much of a burden. I didn’t and still don’t have enough money coming in to take on a place of my own. I have ME and various other problems and I’m sure that they were all aggravated by the constant moving from place to place and the worry of how I could afford to live. Now I depend on my partner for a roof over my head and various other financial things.

  2. jeffrey davies

    oh dear they done their duty offered 2 props oh well nothing else to do let her rot outside whot a council or not

  3. Dez

    Very rude word to Newport City Homes for their negligence !! They are not alone in their incompetence and neglet of duties.

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