A DISABLED couple still have problems with their specially equipped bungalow – three months after they first reported them.
Lilian and Steven Bradbury are still stuck in a flat full of malfunctioning equipment.
Steven has an incurable muscle wasting disease while Lilian had part of her lung and rib removed following an operation to remove an abscess on her spine.
The couple have rented the Lindley bungalow from housing association Accent Group since late May.
But they say since then the bungalow has had problems with the kitchen fan, heaters, door entry system and emergency intercom which is linked to a 24-hour help service.
Earlier this month Steven, 55, and Lilian 68, also reported that the flat’s walls and furnishing were covered in nicotine stains.
In a story in The Examiner on August 7, Accent Group promised to put right several of Mr and Mrs Bradbury’s complaints.
But over two weeks later the couple say the bungalow is still not in a satisfactory condition.
Mrs Bradbury said: “We seem finally to be getting things done but it’s very slow. I certainly hope they fix the radiators before it gets cold.
“Last week I was quite fed up to put it mildly.
“We’re both not well and this doesn’t help.”
A spokesman for Accent Group said: “We have spoken to Mrs Bradbury about these repairs and made arrangements for the work to be carried out as soon as possible.
“The fan needs a new part which has been ordered and our scheme caretaker will repair the door entry system shortly.
“We did not know about the broken cupboard door and we will ask our contractors to fix it again.
“Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience Mr and Mrs Bradbury have had, and we will be doing everything we can to make sure the repairs are done to a standard they are pleased with so they can enjoy their home.”