A mum has been pushed to “breaking point” and forced to share a bed with her two children to avoid the mould and mice that reside in her flat.
Miss Ward, of Marsh Road, Luton, lives in a two-bed flat with her son, five, and four-year-old daughter who has two holes in her heart and is due to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in January to discuss having a major operation.
The 25-year-old, who claims her children’s health has been suffering because of the environment over the past two years, said: “I am so desperate, I have really had enough. I just want to get out of here.
“We are all sharing one bed, in one room, so we are not sleeping and it is not a very healthy or safe environment for me and my children. “I have asthma, get chest pains and can’t sleep because I am so worried. I’ve been going to the doctors a lot because I’m feeling so depressed. I don’t care about me, but it is affecting their health. I’m at breaking point.”
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Accommodation Bureau said: “In November 2012 a few minor issues were brought to our attention.
“All these issues were addressed and the repairs were carried out and no further problems were reported by the tenant until September 13.
“Immediately when we were made aware of the problems by the tenant we instructed a pest control contractor to visit the property and carry out any necessary work. The contractor has carried out the first phase of treatment.”