A pregnant woman and her crippled mother are pleading with the council to relocate them from their mold-infested council flat.
A PREGNANT woman and her crippled mother are requesting to be relocated because their present council home is mold-infested.
Shannon Gunnell, a pregnant 27-year-old, shares the two-bedroom home with her mother, Natasha Gunnell. The couple is requesting that they be relocated because they are concerned about the mold’s impact on their health and that of her newborn baby girl.
The expectant mother described the surroundings as “extremely horrifying,” claiming that the floor has turned yellow, the furniture is moldy, and the wallpaper is peeling away.
“It’s stressful because of the baby,” Ms Gunnell, who has lived at the property in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, for two years and will shortly give birth, said. I’m worried about my mother’s physical and emotional health.
“I’d be content if they simply relocated us.” Since we’ve been here, we’ve taken a lot of flak.
“There’s no way you could raise a child in this and be happy. There isn’t a chance in hell. “Enough is enough.”
Her mother, who is 48 years old, has fibromyalgia syndrome (a long-term ailment that causes all-over body discomfort) and mental health concerns.
“I’m concerned for my daughter’s and the baby’s health,” she stated. It’s getting to the point where I can’t take it any longer. I’m down in the dumps.
“You can smell it; our chests have been damaged. I don’t want to be here; I despise it.
“My laptop is covered in green mold, so I can’t even use it.” Only God knows what we’re inhaling.”
The housing group has volunteered to carry out the maintenance while they dwell in the apartment, but the mother and her daughter are looking for a long-term solution.
“We need to be transferred into a safer property,” she continued, “but our requests for assistance have gone unanswered.”
“The housing company says they want us to stay in the house while they work on it, but I don’t think it will solve the mold problem.
“The infestation has progressed too far, and we’ll be having a baby here soon.” We need to be relocated to a much safer location.”
“We have identified the repairs Miss Gunnell’s home requires,” said Matt Cooney, chief executive of The Community Housing Group, which owns the property.