Disabled Nottingham man upset at housing delay

A disabled Nottingham man who has been on a waiting list for a council bungalow for a year says he feels let down by the local authority.

Patrick Byers, 55, who suffers from a degenerative spinal condition, has been offered two homes in the past few weeks.

Both offers were withdrawn by Nottingham City Homes (NCH) because they were later deemed not suitable.

A NCH spokesman said the second bungalow did not have disabled parking.

Medical advice

The NCH spokesman apologised for the inconvenience and said finding a home for Mr Byers was still "a priority".

"We're sorry for the inconvenience Mr and Mrs Byers have suffered. Re-housing them is a priority for us and we are determined to find them something that meets their needs as soon as possible," the statement said.

Mr Byers said he was told a bungalow was available in early April but then the offer was withdrawn when the current occupants decided not to move.

He lives with his wife Karen in a one-bedroom council bungalow in Top Valley but needs a two-bedroom house to meet his needs.

Mr Byers said he was frustrated by the delays: "How can they do this to people? I have had enough and we feel we can't fight them anymore."

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