Vertigo sufferer in council shower battle

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AGED 77 and suffering from vertigo, Neville Platts says he’s struggling to keep 
clean without a shower at home.

He moved into a flat on Ridgeway Road, Intake, in the summer but is unable to use the bath, so he strip-washes with a plastic container. But he says he needs – and was promised – a shower.

He said: “I can’t get down in the bath because of vertigo, so a shower is the only safe way for me. I’m desperate for help.”


A SHEFFIELD Council spokesman said a walk-in shower would be installed.

He added: “Following a reassessment of Mr Platts’ personal circumstances the decision has been made to install a walk-in shower.

“We will continue to work closely with him to make the necessary improvements to his bathroom.”

The collapse of Comet cost 82-year-old Ann Marsh £274 – and showed again why credit cards are king.

Ann paid cash for an Indesit dryer at Comet on Queens Road in Sheffield but the firm went into administration.

The last of South Yorkshire’s five Comet stores closed in late December.

Action Desk was told by administrators Deloitte that Ann is a non-secured creditor and can apply for a refund, but it would take at least a year – and only if there were any assets left.

But, if she’d paid by credit card, she could claim the money back from her provider under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.