Mum too afraid to bath her baby with ‘icy’ water in house ‘riddled with mould’

Natalie Hadi, 27, and her son Koby, one (Image: Katie Pugh)

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A desperate mum claims she is too afraid to bath her baby in the icy temperatures of her 'mouldy' and 'damp' home.

Natalie Hadi, 27, says she fears for the health of her two young children while living in the west Hull property.

She claims the temperature inside is colder than the autumn weather outdoors.

Natalie even has to work from her home, as a carer for a disabled child.

She also looks after her two young sons Kye, seven, and Koby, one.

But she says her living conditions have crumbled to such an extent that she's afraid to bath her own baby, given the icy temperatures inside her home.

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A huge leak from her roof means Natalie is without heating, as well as electricity in much of the property, she says
(Image: Katie Pugh)

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The mum-of-two says she even has letters to prove she is in a "vulnerable" category from the council but that her home, owned by the local authority, is to the detriment of her family's health.

A huge leak from her roof means Natalie is without heating, as well as electricity in much of the property, she says.

Natalie claims Hull City Council have sent her two heaters, but that she now has to foot the bill of around £10 per day to keep them running.

"I'm at a dead end. I'm left with no heating and with a baby and a seven-year-old," the worried mum said.

Natalie looks after her two young sons Kye, seven, and Koby, one
(Image: Katie Pugh)

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"I've had mould issues. There is black mould in the bathroom and bedrooms including in my son's bedroom.

"They're breathing it in. It is very difficult keeping them away. I'm having to clean with harsh chemicals and then they are having to go back in the room.

"I'm going through £10 a day with these heaters they've sent me.

"The roof is leaking through two floors. It is literally from the roof.

Natalie says the situation is getting gradually worse
(Image: Katie Pugh)

"They've shut down the electrics downstairs. I can use some in the living room but they've had to turn certain things off.

"The council has sent letters saying how vulnerable I am but then they are not helping.

"I'm very vulnerable. They've been saying not to go out. It's actually colder inside than it is outside."

Natalie has lived in the Boothferry Estate property for almost eight years and says the situation is getting gradually worse.

She claims to have been told that the home could need underpinning as a result of tree roots affecting its stability – a process that could cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The mum is in contact with the council
(Image: Katie Pugh)

Scaffolding is set to be installed on Friday but she is unsure when she will be able to have a warm and safe home for her children once again.

"I rang the council again, they said scaffolding goes up Friday but I asked if they are going to help with the electric bill I cant afford as they sent two tiny heaters for my full house and they cost loads to run," she said.

"I don't even like to bath my baby as it's too cold for him.

"When I moved in I was eight-and-a-half months pregnant so I had to accept the house.

The council says repairs are taking place this week
(Image: Katie Pugh)

"There were cracks of about an inch. They said the house would need underpinning. It's because of tree roots.

"They keep coming and bodging it. You can put a ball on the floor and it rolls away. You can't even hang wallpaper up straight.

"When it is raining heavily, water comes through. Because the house is moving, everything is moving."

The council has confirmed they will attend Natalie's home on Friday.

In a statement, a spokesman for Hull City Council said: “We are in contact with the family, and repairs to this property are taking place this week.

“We will continue to work with them to address any other concerns they may have.”

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