A disabled man who is desperately seeking a move to a more suitable home claims he cannot receive necessary surgery until he wins his property fight.
Former Royal Marine Fred Luck, who has severe mobility problems, is trying to secure a bungalow or ground-floor flat, saying that his current first-floor home in Amble is not appropriate.
In September, the 52-year-old stenosis sufferer fell down the stairs at his Dansfield Square property and now requires surgery.
However, he says this can’t be done until he gets to move into a more suitable home.
He said: “The fall at my home has bent the metal work in my neck and back and I need a big operation to fix it. But I have been told that they are not willing to operate until I move into more suitable accommodation.”
Fred claims that he was told by a representative of the community mental health team which helps him that a property at Anne Crescent in Amble was being made available.
But he said he was later told by a Northumberland Homefinder representative to not get his hopes up.
“It is still up in the air,” added Fred, who told the Gazette earlier this year that he felt Northumberland Homefinder had neglected him. Since then, he has had help with paperwork.