Forest Hill mum fears for asthma-suffering son's health after 'disgusting damp'

News Shopper: Victoria Nash with her son Ronnie, 3, Victoria Nash with her son Ronnie, 3,

A FOREST Hill mum is desperate to move after she claims "disgusting" damp is further damaging her chronic asthma-suffering son’s health.

Victoria Nash fears for her nine-year-old son Lewis Salisbury, who she says has been in and out of hospital with his condition and requires a ground floor flat to be easily picked up by ambulances.

News Shopper: Mould in Victoria Nash's home

The mother-of-three, who lives in Sunderland Road, says water sometimes runs down the walls in the Lewisham Homes-run property and she has to send her child away to stay with family which affects her relationship with him.

The 27-year-old said: "Sometimes the water pours down the walls and makes puddles on the floor.

"There is extensive damp on every single wall which is turning black.

"It is just disgusting. I can’t bring anyone here. I can’t have any of my children’s school friends here.

"Every time my son gets ill, I have to send him away. It is affecting my relationship with him."

She added: "I need to move."

News Shopper: Mould in Victoria Nash's home

Ms Nash says she has complained countless times about the problem and tried dehumidifiers and various methods but with no luck.

She claims a surveyor says it is a fault with the building and she rounded up a petition of 19 out of 28 neighbours who also suffered from damp. She is now considering legal action.

A Lewisham Homes spokeswoman said: "We are aware of Ms Nash’s complaints and have carried out a thorough investigation including visits and an inspection by an independent specialist.

"The findings conclude that the problems with damp are due to internal condensation.

"We have helped Ms Nash to treat the mould growth in her home, and provided her with information about how to prevent condensation in the future. This is a responsibility for all our tenants.

"Whilst we understand Ms Nash’s desire to move home, she is currently housed according to her family’s needs in line with the Council’s Allocation Policy.

"We have given her advice about the options open to her to move home and provided necessary application forms so she can move forward with this. We will continue to support her through this process."

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11:01am Thu 16 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

I think it would ne a great idea if the Shopper created a separate page just for lazy council / housing association tenants to have a moan on. Every day now its some scrounger moaning about one thing after the other. We all know the bottom line is they are just after a move for one reason or another and will find any excuse to get one.

I'll give you a clue Ms ( no doubt that's what you are ), bucket + H2O + splash of bleach + sponge + elbow grease and a little time. Job done.
I think it would ne a great idea if the Shopper created a separate page just for lazy council / housing association tenants to have a moan on. Every day now its some scrounger moaning about one thing after the other. We all know the bottom line is they are just after a move for one reason or another and will find any excuse to get one. I'll give you a clue Ms ( no doubt that's what you are ), bucket + H2O + splash of bleach + sponge + elbow grease and a little time. Job done. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 30

11:13am Thu 16 Jan 14

the wall says...

This : "The findings conclude that the problems with damp are due to internal condensation".

And then this: "Whilst we understand Ms Nash’s desire to move home, she is currently housed according to her family’s needs in line with the Council’s Allocation Policy".

Pop out another kid, that will get you moved.
This : "The findings conclude that the problems with damp are due to internal condensation". And then this: "Whilst we understand Ms Nash’s desire to move home, she is currently housed according to her family’s needs in line with the Council’s Allocation Policy". Pop out another kid, that will get you moved. the wall
  • Score: -32

11:52am Thu 16 Jan 14

Mr Mills says...

Heat, Air, Bleachy cloth and repeat.
Heat, Air, Bleachy cloth and repeat. Mr Mills
  • Score: 26

11:54am Thu 16 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Mr Mills wrote:
Heat, Air, Bleachy cloth and repeat.
You forgot one thing,..... turn off Jeremy Kyle.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Mills[/bold] wrote: Heat, Air, Bleachy cloth and repeat.[/p][/quote]You forgot one thing,..... turn off Jeremy Kyle. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 45

12:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Whilst we understand Ms Nash’s desire to move home, she is currently housed according to her family’s needs in line with the Council’s Allocation Policy".

policy:

pol·i·cy 1 (pl-s)
n. pl. pol·i·cies
1. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters

So it's just business, nothing personal.

Make sure you register your babies with the government as now they own them, The policy states it is doing what policy says, it looks after its stock.
Whilst we understand Ms Nash’s desire to move home, she is currently housed according to her family’s needs in line with the Council’s Allocation Policy". policy: pol·i·cy 1 (pl-s) n. pl. pol·i·cies 1. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters So it's just business, nothing personal. Make sure you register your babies with the government as now they own them, The policy states it is doing what policy says, it looks after its stock. white rabbit9
  • Score: -7

12:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Techvedic says...

Ms. Nash must get instant resolution, and as its also affecting the health of her son, she should claim a good compensation from the Lewisham Homes under the purview of Allocation Policy. (Editor, Techvedic)
Ms. Nash must get instant resolution, and as its also affecting the health of her son, she should claim a good compensation from the Lewisham Homes under the purview of Allocation Policy. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic
  • Score: 17

1:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Wispy Wonder says...

Damp doesn't cause asthma but poor ventilation could bring on an attack, while also causing condensation-related damp. Try opening a window, love.
Damp doesn't cause asthma but poor ventilation could bring on an attack, while also causing condensation-related damp. Try opening a window, love. Wispy Wonder
  • Score: 16

2:38pm Thu 16 Jan 14

HearTheFacts says...

I remember in the sixty, when I was child. Many houses only had heating in the living room. I remember the net curtains freezing to the windows in the bedrooms, in the winter.

How is the tenant heating her home?. The report does not say, this could be the problem.

Could all the conditions children now suffer. Caused by the easy life now?, talk to old people how they lived. Now children taken to school by car, or catching a bus for two stops. Maybe It's time to harden this generation up.
I remember in the sixty, when I was child. Many houses only had heating in the living room. I remember the net curtains freezing to the windows in the bedrooms, in the winter. How is the tenant heating her home?. The report does not say, this could be the problem. Could all the conditions children now suffer. Caused by the easy life now?, talk to old people how they lived. Now children taken to school by car, or catching a bus for two stops. Maybe It's time to harden this generation up. HearTheFacts
  • Score: 18

3:13pm Thu 16 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=QXGfxClkq
jA

This guy suffered from asthma, he drunk his own urine and cured himself.

lol........ can't wait for the responses.
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=QXGfxClkq jA This guy suffered from asthma, he drunk his own urine and cured himself. lol........ can't wait for the responses. white rabbit9
  • Score: -10

6:25pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=QXGfxClkq

jA

This guy suffered from asthma, he drunk his own urine and cured himself.

lol........ can't wait for the responses.
Don't take the p1ss.

ThAnK YOu
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=QXGfxClkq jA This guy suffered from asthma, he drunk his own urine and cured himself. lol........ can't wait for the responses.[/p][/quote]Don't take the p1ss. ThAnK YOu Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 10

8:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Surroundedbymorons says...

I'm a tenant in this block, I work and pay rent, I also have very bad problems with damp, I have complained, tried to deal with it myself by bleaching it as I'm sure most of us here do, it's not just miss Nash's property its most of the flats if not all, I'm sure we all want to move from here but not because it's a council place, but because we're all sick and tired of the smell, redecorating every year, constantly cleaning the walls with bleach, having to leave the windows open in the freezing cold, throwing out our property which gets ruined every year and wasting our heating to try and resolve the problems, if the council would deal with the whole problem and stop blaming the residents that live here, then I'm sure miss Nash and the rest of us would not be complaining, so get off your high horses you ignorant people!!!! Go Victoria we're all behind you!!!
I'm a tenant in this block, I work and pay rent, I also have very bad problems with damp, I have complained, tried to deal with it myself by bleaching it as I'm sure most of us here do, it's not just miss Nash's property its most of the flats if not all, I'm sure we all want to move from here but not because it's a council place, but because we're all sick and tired of the smell, redecorating every year, constantly cleaning the walls with bleach, having to leave the windows open in the freezing cold, throwing out our property which gets ruined every year and wasting our heating to try and resolve the problems, if the council would deal with the whole problem and stop blaming the residents that live here, then I'm sure miss Nash and the rest of us would not be complaining, so get off your high horses you ignorant people!!!! Go Victoria we're all behind you!!! Surroundedbymorons
  • Score: 48

1:13am Fri 17 Jan 14

patwoodhouse says...

Three children by the age of 27 and the usual mismatched surnames, so not married and presumably no father on the scene either - did I guess right?

Was the flat in this state when you first moved in? Of course not, otherwise knowing your "rights" as you do, you would have demanded something better. In which case, the mould and damp have been caused by YOU.

So YOU deal with it - stop being a sponger. And stop producing children you haven't a hope in hell of providing for.
Three children by the age of 27 and the usual mismatched surnames, so not married and presumably no father on the scene either - did I guess right? Was the flat in this state when you first moved in? Of course not, otherwise knowing your "rights" as you do, you would have demanded something better. In which case, the mould and damp have been caused by YOU. So YOU deal with it - stop being a sponger. And stop producing children you haven't a hope in hell of providing for. patwoodhouse
  • Score: -23

9:55am Fri 17 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

"Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell.
"Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell. white rabbit9
  • Score: -63

11:37am Fri 17 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
"Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell.
No imagine six lace holes right up your arse hole WR9 from my boot.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: "Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell.[/p][/quote]No imagine six lace holes right up your arse hole WR9 from my boot. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 56

12:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
"Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell.
No imagine six lace holes right up your arse hole WR9 from my boot.
pmsl, An internet hard man. Insecure little man, see how delusional you get with the box head!
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: "Imagine a boot stamping on your face forever", George orwell.[/p][/quote]No imagine six lace holes right up your arse hole WR9 from my boot.[/p][/quote]pmsl, An internet hard man. Insecure little man, see how delusional you get with the box head! white rabbit9
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

"delusional", oh my what a word coming from you. You are Mr Delusional !

Someone needs to stick a boot up your stupid arse to bring you back into the real world and back from cuckoo land where you seem to reside.

You are a council tenant aren't you, I can tell.
"delusional", oh my what a word coming from you. You are Mr Delusional ! Someone needs to stick a boot up your stupid arse to bring you back into the real world and back from cuckoo land where you seem to reside. You are a council tenant aren't you, I can tell. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 20

1:53pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Marty1979 says...

Perhaps she should refuse to pay her rent ?
Perhaps she should refuse to pay her rent ? Marty1979
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
"delusional", oh my what a word coming from you. You are Mr Delusional !

Someone needs to stick a boot up your stupid arse to bring you back into the real world and back from cuckoo land where you seem to reside.

You are a council tenant aren't you, I can tell.
You are just showing who you are and the contempt for the people around you.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: "delusional", oh my what a word coming from you. You are Mr Delusional ! Someone needs to stick a boot up your stupid arse to bring you back into the real world and back from cuckoo land where you seem to reside. You are a council tenant aren't you, I can tell.[/p][/quote]You are just showing who you are and the contempt for the people around you. white rabbit9
  • Score: -29

6:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

I wonder if I can make a claim for back in the 50's and 60's, when a lot of us lived in damp rundown dwellings. I've got asthma too, half my family has.
I wonder if I can make a claim for back in the 50's and 60's, when a lot of us lived in damp rundown dwellings. I've got asthma too, half my family has. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 3

6:25pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mouthalmighty says...

We didn't go to hospital in my day when having an attack. The doctor came round with a paper bag to blow in. My friend went to a special school for disabled children because of her asthma. How times have changed.
We didn't go to hospital in my day when having an attack. The doctor came round with a paper bag to blow in. My friend went to a special school for disabled children because of her asthma. How times have changed. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

How come's the room is pink ?
How come's the room is pink ? white rabbit9
  • Score: -17

10:25pm Wed 22 Jan 14

franksutton says...

Marty1979 wrote:
Perhaps she should refuse to pay her rent ?
Does she actually pay rent (or tax, or NI, or council tax, or anything)?
[quote][p][bold]Marty1979[/bold] wrote: Perhaps she should refuse to pay her rent ?[/p][/quote]Does she actually pay rent (or tax, or NI, or council tax, or anything)? franksutton
  • Score: -1

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