A GRIEVING aunt with Down's Syndrome and her niece who looks after her will not be evicted from their council home.
Housing bosses say Karen Murphy, 47, will be allowed to stay in her home of 12 years in High Street, Paddock.
Her father, Kenneth, died only a fortnight ago.
When the Examiner passed on the news delighted niece Gemma Murphy, 20, said: "It's made my day. I'm a lot happier now."
Gemma, a student of occupational therapy at Bradford University, cares for her aunt and has lived in the property for six years.
Gemma told housing chiefs about the death of Karen's father - her grandfather - last week.
She says that she was told that because the tenancy had changed hands more than twice she and Karen would have to leave.
Gemma said: "When I went in I just wanted to make sure I was clear.
"I was a little bit confused after visiting them the first time, when they told me I couldn't take over the tenancy and neither could Karen.
"They said they'd try and find her somewhere to stay, but they couldn't make any promises."
Gemma says the latest news is a massive relief.
She said: "I'm relieved and pleased. It's a weight off my shoulders."
But she added: "They could have made it a bit clearer and been more empathetic and thoughtful, rather than just seeing me as another client."
A Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing spokesman said: "Contrary to the report in the Examiner there is no question of Karen Murphy being evicted. Karen has the right to take over the tenancy.
"The only issue is whether or not she has sufficient support to maintain the tenancy and live independently in the house.
"We will ask social services to assess Karen's situation, to see what support is available in the household and the community.
"We will also see what additional services the council can provide to help Karen live as independently as possible."