Children bitten by rats while sleeping in housing association home

One man was found sleeping in a tent on his bed due to a major water leak

Rats, rising damp and black mould are just some of the issues people living in housing association homes are having to deal with. The shocking photos below will give you an insight into the conditions some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable tenants are living in.

One man was found sleeping in a tent on his bed due to the amount of water leaking through his ceiling, while a couple said their children were bitten by rats as they slept in a house full of damp and structural problems. 

A recent report by the Building Research Establishment found poor housing in England could be costing the NHS £1.4billion a year in treatment bills, with defects in homes which expose residents to excess cold accounting for more than half of this.

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