A Greenwich mother has said her council house is hospitalising her children thanks to its terrible condition.

Lorraine Edwards, 29, lives in Abbey Wood and says has been trying to get the council to sort out the mould problem in her home for the past three to four years.

She said: “It has been going on for a long time and nothing has been sorted. My house is smothered in damp, my children have gone to hospital for it and now have asthma.

“I don’t know what to do anymore. My kids can’t even stay in their bedrooms.”

Lorraine lives in the home with her three children, aged seven, three, and ten months old.

She is also pregnant with a fourth child but is afraid to stay in the house any longer unless the council sorts out her damp problem.

She said: “I have lived here for 6 years. I have had doctors and midwives saying my children can’t stay in this house anymore.

“I have tried speaking to the damp team but they just keep putting it off all the time.

“I was told I should open my windows 24/7. You can’t have your windows open 24 7 when you have kids and it’s freezing outside.

“They are telling me it’s my fault due to condensation. I am just trying to do the best by my kid but I have no fight left in me.”

A spokesperson from Greenwich Council said: “We have been in touch with the tenant on a number of occasions to try to remedy the problem with damp, condensation and subsequent mould growth at the property.

“We had appointments to visit the home both before and after Christmas and have since agreed with the tenant that we will be upgrading the insulation at the property along with clearing the mould that has grown due to high levels of moisture in the home.

“We have also provided advice to the tenants about how best to avoid moisture spreading when cooking and drying washing and how best to ventilate the property.”