The Redruth household sleeps 5 in a single room due to urine stained carpets – Cornwall Stay


A younger household recounted being pressured to sleep 5 in a single room due to rugs that smelled like urine and holes within the roof.

Lee Prisk, 32, and Megan Gendall, 26, dwell in a Cornwall metropolis council which has offered emergency lodging in Shut Hill, Redruth.

They moved in in August, however have since needed to take care of a bunch of points, with the council seemingly unwilling to resolve them regardless of quite a few cellphone calls.

Lee stated, “We moved in on August 4th. After we moved in we took a glance and the housing supervisor stated there have been a number of points with the carpets however they are going to be fastened.

“4 months later and issues are nonetheless the identical. Two of the three bedrooms have stained carpets and odor of urine.

“The hallway window doesn't shut correctly and there are holes within the ceiling. There are additionally some wires that is perhaps underneath stress that my son may dangle himself on. There are additionally damaged floorboards and it’s troublesome to warmth the place. "15 –

Circumstances in Megan Gendall and Lee Prisk's Emergency Residence

Lee and Megan have three youngsters aged one and two aged 4 months and because of two uninhabitable bedrooms all 5 of them sleep in the identical room.

Lee went on to explain how such are the situations in the home, that the entire household has lately been sick with the widespread chilly.

Megan added: 'We now have harassed, ringed and emailed Cornwall Council with no response or simply heard an excessive amount of that somebody will name again.

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Circumstances in Megan Gendall and Lee Prisk's Emergency Residence

“I may change the rugs or contact them myself however I refuse as a result of they’re base.

"I threatened them with environmental well being and so they even admitted that this home was not protected and that they had been making an attempt to maneuver us, however it was not ok."

Cornwall Council was requested for remark.


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