The mum of a 15-month old baby who has been in and out of hospital has slammed her housing association for forcing them to live in a house infested with mice.
Brooke Keen, 24, has taken her daughter Desire to A&E about six times in the last seven months with sickness and diarrhoea.
Brooke believes her daughter’s condition is linked to the mouse problem in her flat on Waters Road, which is run by Phoenix Housing Association....it can't be nice having to live with chavs, the poor little things.
The mum-of-two, who has lived in the flat for five years, told News Shopper: “I used to love my house, but now I don’t want to live there. I don’t even want any of my stuff because of the mice.”
Despite pleas to Phoenix to be moved out of the house, the housing association has not placed her in a new property – instead using temporary measures to try and get rid of the pests.
She claims the problems have continued despite traps and poison being laid, and despite Brooke's attempts to clean and ventilate the flat.The pictures in the paper don't show a lot of cleaning, it has to be said...
Brooke, who has a history of depression, believes the ordeal has taken a toll on her own mental and physical health.Of course she does. How better to get the move she wants than to try the old excuses?
In March, Brooke moved back in with her mum, Carina Keen, in Thornton Heath.So she hasn't been living there for the last three months after all?
“I’ve seen how it affects her. I watch her washing her hands all the time, like she’s paranoid," Carina told News Shopper. “She should be happy in her own home. Your home is a place you should feel safe. She shouldn’t have to keep running back to me."She shouldn't expect to sponge off the taxpayer forever either, yet here we are...