Gran's foot plunges through rotting floor to 7ft drop as grandson, 3, struggles to breathe in mouldy council house

Gran's foot plunges through rotting floor to 7ft drop as grandson, 3, struggles to breathe in mouldy council house

October 5, 2021

GRANDMOTHER has told how her toddler grandson struggles to breathe in her mouldy council house — bin which she once fell seven-foot through a rotting floor. 

Kerry Enoch, 55, from Stoke-on-Trent says at her "wit’s end" with her property that she claimed even housing bosses admitted it was a health and safety concern. 


Kerry says the damp and mould problem in her council home is so bad she claims it has blighted her three-year-old grandson, who lives with her, with frequent chest infections.

She said: "It’s disgusting, he has had so many trips to the doctor because of his chest. It’s heartbreaking."

For the past 15 months, she said she had been waiting for the council to fix her rotting and mouldy bathroom and kitchen. 

The home is so bad she said she once fell through the floor.

Kerry said: "The water got into the kitchen and the floor started bowing —then my foot went straight through the kitchen floor.  

"The house is built on stilts so there was a seven-foot drop below."

Kerry added: "The housing officer from the council said it was a health and safety concern and it should be fixed straight away but I am still waiting.

"It is all so stressful. I lie in bed and can smell the wet wood.

"I have had so many promises. For over a year we have been waiting to temporarily move out and have had all our things in bags and boxes."

The situation is so bad, she said is relieved to go to work and dreaded going home.

Kerry, who has lived in the two-bed terraced house for 20 years, says she doesn't want to move as she likes all her neighbours and there is a nature reserve at the back of the property.’

The Sun Online has contacted Stoke-on-Trent City Council for a comment.



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