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Wednesday, 15 March, 2023

‘I feel broken’ – Basingstoke mum-of-three waits nine years for a wheelchair accessible home – ITV Journalist & Diploma Student Jamie Green

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A disabled woman from Basingstoke has described how living in an inaccessible housing association property has left her feeling “broken”.

Rosey Sparham says she’s been on the local authority waiting list for nine years, but is yet to be offered a suitable home because one of an appropriate size for her family isn’t available.

48-year old Rosey has fibromyalgia, a condition which causes her chronic pain and limits her mobility.

Struggling up the front steps of her three-bedroom home is a regular reminder of how the place she’s lived in for over twenty years, no longer meets her needs.

Rosey relies on her husband or three children to help her get around.

Read more at: https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2023-03-06/i-feel-broken-mum-of-three-waits-nine-years-for-a-wheelchair-accessible-home

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