A CANCER victim has become a prisoner in her own home because Kirklees Council has not yet laid a path.
Wheelchair-bound Eileen Sykes, 65, needs just three concrete slabs to be laid, to link with a neighbour's access so she can be pushed down a ramp to the outside world.
But despite almost three weeks of negotiations with housing officers and building inspectors , nothing has been done at Mrs Sykes's Newsome home.
"It's very disappointing. Time is so precious to Eileen and she wants to enjoy her life," said her sister-in-law Mrs Christine Battye.
"Eileen can't go for day care at the hospice because she would have to be pushed over a grassed area to get into the ambulance which takes her there.
"We've contacted department after department and we just feel to have been fobbed off," added Mrs Battye.
Mrs Sykes was diagnosed with a brain tumour in February and has had surgery. But no further treatment is available to her.
She returned to her ground-floor flat three weeks ago.
But because of health and safety rules ambulance drivers are not allowed to carry her in her chair from her back door on to a neighbour's path which has a ramp.
Her front door has three steps.
Mrs Sykes's family say a building inspector has visited her home and told her the work would be done.
A Kirklees spokeswoman said flags had been ordered and should be in place this week.
She added: "We are also looking at whether a temporary ramp would help Mrs Sykes get easier access."