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I’m a paralysed great-gran, I’ve been trapped indoors because my wheelchair is too big, I’ve had to wash with a cloth

A PARALYSED great-gran has been stuck in her living room for nine months.

A severed nerve cost Linda Dickson, 73, the use of her legs.

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Linda has been stuck in her living room for nine months[/caption]

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Council chiefs say they cannot make her home accessible[/caption]

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Linda, of Rosyth, suffered a heart attack in March[/caption]

Her wheelchair is too big for doors and she has no ramp to get outside.

But council chiefs say they cannot make her home accessible, or get her a disabled-friendly house.

So since January Linda has slept in the lounge, washes with a cloth and must use a catheter.

Her brother Bill, 80, travels daily to care for her.

Linda, of Rosyth, suffered a heart attack in March and said: “I’ve had enough, this isn’t a life. I’ve been happy here for seven years. I don’t want to move.”

Landlords Home Group Housing say they cannot adapt the property until Fife Council cacarriesut a social work report, which it is awaiting.

A council spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, we don’t have any suitable properties available that suit Ms Dickson’s needs.

“We encourage customers to consider other options to maximise their housing opportunities.

“We’ll continue to work with Ms Dickson to explore what else is available.”

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September 26, 2023 at 02:39AM

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