A SINGLE mum claims her council house is so damp her children's health is suffering.
Oriana Eastwood, 33, says she has begged Kirklees Council's housing department to do something about the damp on her walls.
But in the two years she has lived at Broadlands Road, Meltham, nothing has been done.
The mother of two had hoped the damp might finally be fixed two months ago when she was told repairs and improvements would be done to the houses on the estate.
She said: "I was hoping that along with getting my kitchen done, the damp might get sorted as well. But, along with lots of other problems, it has been left. And the work I have had done in the kitchen is rubbish."
Miss Eastwood's two children, Chloe, aged nine, and Thomas, six, have to take constant medication for their asthma.
Since they moved to Meltham, Miss Eastwood claims her children's condition has got much worst.
She said: "In the summer, Chloe had a really bad attack. It was really frightening - she went blue.
"But I have been told there will be no more work done on my house. This is a question of my children's health.
"I have asked so many times and even my doctor has said the children are suffering because the damp is so bad.
"The walls are black in the kitchen and Thomas' bedroom.
"I have been told the pointing on the side of the house is faulty but I am not a builder so I can't be sure."
Miss Eastwood, who is studying office technology at Huddersfield Technical College, has had a new kitchen fitted, but says: "The cupboards are faulty and they have not fitted as many as the other people on the estate have got.
"From start to finish this house has been an absolute disaster, but with a few bits of work it would be fine."
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: "We visited this address and found some evidence of damp.
"We have arranged for re-pointing to be carried out in the New Year.
"Before then, a specialist damp surveyor will visit and check that this programmed work will be sufficient.
"Unfortunately, when we visited the tenant didn't raise the other issues, but we will investigate these as well."