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Water leak putting baby’s health at risk

Redditch Editorial 20th Feb, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A BABY has suffered recurring health problems after a housing provider failed to fix a leak for more than a year.

Eight-month-old Myles Sabin developed continuous chest and throat infections because of the mould and damp at the family home in Mappleborough Green.

As the Standard reported last week, a leak affecting a block of flats on Red Hill Close has made residents’ lives a nightmare and despite calls for Sanctuary Group to resolve the issue for the last 15 months they have failed to fix the problem.

Mum Kirsty Webb said the water had made her family of three’s living conditions unbearable, forcing them to sleep in their living room because of terrible mould and damp in the bedroom.

“It has been absolute hell for us. The doctor has said our living conditions will not help our baby’s problems and we are just completely helpless.” she said.

“Every time someone from Sanctuary does come, it is the wrong person to fix the problem. This has just been going on for so long now.

“My partner goes out to work all day, we pay our rent, and he has to come back to this. We are completely at breaking point.

“They have come out to take pictures of the mould before and they have said they will move us, but then nothing is done.”

The 21-year-old, who also suffers from asthma, added a health visitor had written to Sanctuary to voice their concerns while her water bills also appeared to be rising.

After the Standard contacted Sanctuary Group they confirmed someone would be going out to fix the issue on Monday (February 23).

They added they were very sorry for the delays.

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