A mum says she and her disabled daughter have been left “stranded” in their own home after failed attempts to find them suitable housing.
Meghan Mitchell, 21, has been waiting for more than two years to find ground-floor accommodation for her and her two-year-old daughter Keyara.
In January, she told the Tele that her property on Atholl Street, Lochee, was no longer suitable as she had to carry her daughter up the three flights of stairs to their third-floor home.
But more than six months, on nothing has been done – and Meghan claims she has now been told to chain Keyara’s wheelchair up and leave it in the close while she carries her up the stairs.
Keyara was registered blind in February last year and also has cerebral palsy.
The condition – which affects movement and co-ordination – is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.
Mum-of-one Meghan has epilepsy and fears she may have a fit while carrying her up the stairs to their home.
Keyara, who will turn three in November, was issued with a wheelchair last week.
The addition of the wheelchair has meant Meghan is unable to get the youngster down or up stairs without the assistance of others.
Despite repeated attempts to contact the housing office regarding the matter she says she is no further forward to a resolution.
Meghan said: “Since the previous article ran in January, I am no further forward in getting any resolution to this. I’ve been calling 20 to 30 times a week.
“I was told recently to get a bike chain by a member of council staff in the meantime to secure the wheelchair at the foot of the close.
“I’m not prepared to leave a wheelchair which cost more than £1,000 within the communal close.
“I fully understand there are other people facing housing issues but I’m stressed and there appears to be no resolution for me in sight.
“Given I can’t lift the wheelchair myself, we are essentially stranded in our own home and dependent on others.
“I have been appealing for a ground-floor flat or wheelchair-accessible home for over two years now.
“I’m happy to move anywhere within the city to try and to a suitable home.
“We really need to find suitable accommodation soon.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “The council would talk directly to a tenant about any issues they have raised.”