Since 2019, residents of the tower block on Regina Road in South Norwood have been complaining to their landlord, Croydon Council, of leaks in their flats - leaks that have now turned their homes dangerous and uninhabitable.
Fransoy Hewitt, who lives on the ground floor with her two sons, aged five and seven, started noticing damp and mould 18 months ago. She has shown us evidence of contacting the council in October 2019 to inform them of a leak in the flat.
Leroy has had to place four buckets in his living room to collect the water dripping from above. He tells me they fill up every six hours, before he has to empty them
Like Fransoy, Leroy says he's called Croydon Council at least 10 times since September 2020. He says repair teams have been in to see what we saw, what you can see in these videos, but repairs haven’t been made.
The damage is so bad, it has been described by both the chief executive of the UK's biggest housing charity, Shelter, and the former chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive as the worst housing conditions they have ever seen.
I watched this report on the news tonight and I was horrified and moved to tears at the inhumanity that Croydon Council is showing to their residents and seeing appeals of good people wanting to help I have set up this page. At the time of setting up this fund, I am not aware of any others and the report above is from ITV political correspondent Daniel Hewitt.
Please help to support Fransoy and her children, Leroy and the rest of the neighbours in their block to find and furnish warm safe decent homes.
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