A disabled woman says she has had to struggle up two flights of stairs for nearly two weeks because the lift at her council block of flats has not been fixed.Two flights of stairs! Two?!? Oh, wait. She is ‘disabled’. How, though?
She suffers from fibromyalgia, a long-term muscle condition which causes pain all over her body, including chronic back pain.Hmmm… Well, I suppose at least it isn’t Morgellons.
But really, having to walk down two flights of stairs isn't exactly hardship (and exercise is recommended for her condition). Especially when, as it turns out, she only has to walk down one:
The breakdown of the lift, which serves the even numbers in the block…*sighs*
But the best is yet to come!
… has led to more people using the rubbish chutes, which became blocked for four days. Then the stairwell became a dumping ground for fly-tippers discarding rotting food.Yup! Because this is social housing, the thing to do when you meet the slightest little inconvenience is clearly to behave like complete pigs and blame 'the cahncel, innit?' for the resulting mess.
FFS! This is the sort of behaviour that gives social housing its (mostly deserved) poor reputation,
Kelly said: “I have a dog and must make this journey down the stairs four or five times a day.
“Climbing the stairs is not good. I have muscle problems and chronic back pain.
They shouldn’t let us live in a place with all this rubbish and where you can’t even get to your home.“‘They shouldn’t let…’ Who shouldn’t? The council? The poor bloody taxpayer?