A mother whose asthmatic son is ‘struggling to breathe’ in their flat because it is covered in black mould feels ‘fobbed off’ by the council and has had to be admitted to hospital due to the stress of the situation.
Aisha Hussain, 31, says her eldest child, Justin, 16, is asthmatic and the thick black mould that’s formed on their living room and bedroom walls has made his condition worse.
Justin has been on prescribed steroids for more than three weeks and is having to use an asthma mask to help him breathe.
The mould appeared on the walls of Ms Hussain’s flat in Harlesden, London, which she shares with her three children Justin, 16, Shay, 13, and Shahroz, two, in November 2021.
She has attempted to use mould remover and has contacted the managers of her property but is ‘slowly giving up’ because there is ‘no help’ being offered to her.
It comes as Housing Secretary Michael Gove warned this morning that ‘tens of thousands’ of homes are likely to be unsafe as he cracks down on…