Housing with Care: Rose Court lift breaks down yet again - leaving vulnerable people trapped
PUBLISHED: 17:03 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:03 08 May 2019
Newlon Housing Association is “considering” replacing a lift at a Haggerston care home that has been broken for 11 days – leaving vulnerable people trapped.
In February the Gazette reported the lift at Rose Court in Holly Street, Haggerston, was unreliable, and had already broken down several times.
Wheelchair-bound veteran Jake Rolfe, 57, who cannot walk following a stroke, complained no one at the council's Housing with Care supported housing scheme for over 55s, had offered to help him.
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The scheme was put into special measures by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors in February.
"To say it's a total joke is an understatement," he told the Gazette this time around.
A council spokesperson said they had "repeatedly pressed" for it to be repaired.
A Newlon spokesperson said: "We have commissioned a further inspection and will take any action recommended, ranging from replacing specific parts up to full replacement."