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Mother in high rise flat: update

Mother of son with autism fears for his safety

08 October, 2021 — By Helen Chapman

Aurora Zeka with three year old son Nathan

THE mother of a three-year-old boy with an autism diagnosis who says she is living in fear for his safety in an 11th floor council flat is seeking legal advice about her situation.

Aurora Zeka, mother to Nathan and who featured on our front page last month, said she has requested multiple times to move to a lower floor flat where she feels her son will be safer.

She has now been visited by the council and an occupational therapist. She has also had the opportunity to move into temporary accommodation during this period but declined due to the stress this may cause Nathan, who struggles with changes of routine.

Ms Zeka has since sought legal advice on the grounds that her current home is unsafe The council are currently say ground floor properties are rare.

A spokesperson said: “We are working hard to find suitable alternative accommodation for Ms Zeka and her son.

“As we recognise the need to re-home them in a property that will cause minimal disruption to the child’s life, and due to a limited supply of properties that fit that description, sadly we were unable to provide a permanent solution immediately.”

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