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Disabled Brighton man spends three months with no heating or hot water
5:40pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A wheelchair-bound 77-year-old has been forced to live with no central heating or hot water for nearly three months.
Double amputee Stanley William has had heating problems in his Nester Court home in Brighton since November.
But his carer and friend Tina Johnson, 34, said property management company Places for People considered Mr Stanley’s plight as “not an emergency”.
She said: “He has arthritis and angina, which means he can’t lift a saucepan to fill it with water to boil and wash in the sink.
“One evening he was wearing two jumpers and a blanket.
“I have repeatedly called Places for People, arguing that one electric heater is not enough to heat a home.
“With the snow and frost as well, it’s just out of order.”
A Places for People spokeswoman said: “We apologise for the inconvenience Mr Williams has experienced, and are working to urgently resolve a recurring problem with his boiler.”
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