Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12330 Members
65 Forums
73260 Topics
989276 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
70 registered (alan128, 13 invisible), 1336 Guests and 257 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1294
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 408
Washing machine 266
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 209
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 176
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 148
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 135
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 112
Wanted roof box 97
audi specialised pls 55
New General Forums
Theresa May and the Holy Grail
by snowhite
Yesterday at 06:17 PM
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by diggingdeeper
4 minutes 44 seconds ago
live webcam from africa, a must see
by cools
Yesterday at 09:01 PM
audi specialised pls
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
Yesterday at 01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
Yesterday at 11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
24th Jun 2017 12:03pm
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
24th Jun 2017 10:25am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#739666 - 2nd Nov 2012 7:48pm Help for my mum
Maisie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
Hi everyone, I really need some advice, I'm at the end of my tether to honest!!
Anyway my 82 year old mum lives in Sheltered Accommodation in Rock Ferry, which is owned by a certain housing association. She's lived there for approximately 7 years, and has really enjoyed living there up until about the last 6 months or so.
A lady moved into the flat opposite her, who drinks regularly, smokes like a chimney and also has a bad case of a weak bladder. This woman's smells are coming into my mum's flat. And more recently the woman has been so drunk that she has set fire to her flat on numerous occasions. My mum has complained to the housing association many times, as have myself and my brother. I mean you get out of the lift and you can instantly smell a mixe of stale alcohol, stale smoke and urine all they way down to my mum's flat. I'm not joking it is a horrible combination of smells.
The housing association have said they are drawing up a picture of what's going on and they are looking into finding somewhere else for this lady to go to.
That was until today when a letter arrived telling my mum that they appreciate they we ( her family have concerns)but are no longer considering moving this lady to somewhere else. Instead in this letter they have stated that if another flat where to become available in one of their schemes ( another sheltered place). They would be happy for MY mum to move into there and give her flat up.
How dare they even think my mum wants to move away from all the friends she's made!!!! So angry about this, I really am!! I have phoned the housing myself today and was told I would receive a call back, which did not happen. I get the impression that they don't want to speak to me about it.
This lady obviously isn't capable of looking after herself and in my honest opinion needs to be a care home.
My mum is terrified of waking up with the whole building on fire. She is so scared that she actually went out and got 8000 worth of contents insurance for her flat (I had to phone up and reduce the amount of insurance she needed, the contents of her flat do not amount to 8000).
Does anyone know who I can contact other than the housing, to get some proper help?
Any advice or information would be very gratefully received!!
Thanks
Maisie

Top
Google Ads
#739671 - 2nd Nov 2012 7:59pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
The Local M.P.
Make and appointment at the local Surgery.

Its a short answer, im using my mobile.

Also if others share your mums concernes get them involved. Dont be put off by the first answer, as thats just to put the lame compaints to a side. Answer 2 or three would be closer to there intentions.

Good luck but keep at them.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#739672 - 2nd Nov 2012 8:00pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
EvilCycle Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 29th Jul 2011
Posts: 123
Loc: Wirral
You could maybe tell social services about the condition the neighbour is being left in as there is obviosuly nobody making sure she is clean etc, but I wouldn't be able to say that's what I would definitely do.

Top
#739680 - 2nd Nov 2012 8:25pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: EvilCycle]
Zubee Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 17th Jun 2012
Posts: 660
Loc: Wallasey
I think you should involve social services for this ladies benefit. If she's not capable of looking after herself (does anybody know if she's eating or just drinking?) and is putting herself and others in danger then some intervention is obviously needed.

Top
#739706 - 2nd Nov 2012 9:09pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Zubee]
Dilly Online   Reading
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Jul 2011
Posts: 7898
Loc: wallasey
Originally Posted By: Zubee
I think you should involve social services for this ladies benefit. If she's not capable of looking after herself (does anybody know if she's eating or just drinking?) and is putting herself and others in danger then some intervention is obviously needed.

good advice as she sounds in need of help.

Top
#739723 - 2nd Nov 2012 9:57pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
Bennie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 26th Jun 2012
Posts: 103
Loc: Wirral
maybe you could try the M.P. and the local Councillor for your mums area or maybe Age U,K. My sister is a situation like your mums and she wouldn,t contacy anyone but the housing association and they are also trying to move my sister out. good luck and keep trying.

Bennie.

Top
#739735 - 2nd Nov 2012 10:51pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
Dolphin123 Offline
Member

Registered: 3rd Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Loc: Wirral
In a lot of sheltered accommodations there is in some of them a manager not all live in but if there is one I would say that this is your first port of call for assistance in this matter.

Top
#739739 - 2nd Nov 2012 11:10pm Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
Andrew1980 Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Apr 2011
Posts: 18
Loc: Prenton
Hi

I think I'd get in touch with the Citizens advise to see were she stands but send a letter to the council saying your doing this,if your mum own's her own flat shes entitled to more.

Top
#739742 - 3rd Nov 2012 12:14am Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
Lynda Offline
Member

Registered: 18th Jun 2010
Posts: 81
Loc: Rock Ferry
Have you had a word with the warden? I personally would make a visit to the housing office...and maybe try and get someone from there to come out and actually see/smell what your mum has to put up with!

Good luck tho whichever route you go down



Lyn

Top
#739752 - 3rd Nov 2012 8:21am Re: Help for my mum [Re: Maisie]
katiechops Offline
Member

Registered: 26th Apr 2011
Posts: 73
Loc: wallasey
Firstly if your mum rents the flat, she should have a tenancy agreement, if so check the terms and see if the other lady is specificaly breeching any of these. If she has, ie.her excess drinking is causing a nuisance then make an appointment to see the housing officer again,taking with you a 'diary' of times. dated etc of these incedents and how this has affected your Mum. Don't forget that anti social behaviour is not limited to youngsters.
Hope things work out for you.

Top
#739756 - 3rd Nov 2012 8:49am Re: Help for my mum [Re: katiechops]
Maisie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 15th Aug 2009
Posts: 323
Loc: Birkenhead
Hi everyone, thanks for all your advice. All of what you have said are all very good points. I will definitely be looking into to everything you have all said.
Thanks soooo much, very much appreciated.
Maisie

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 12th Aug 2005
Posts: 512
Newest Members
OwenChristian, DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960
12330 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
turnip (26)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
audi specialised pls
by Little_B
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
audi specialised pls 55
Ipad 1 charger 29
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 4:45am
Sunset Mon 9:45pm
Local Time Mon 3:04am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me