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A family-of-five fear for their safety after battling with damp in their Glasgow flat for a year. Kharman Ahmed, husband Hiwa Khalid Saleem, and their three children aged five, 10 and 13, have aired health concerns as they slammed authorities over a lack of action in their Castlemilk home.The Kurdish refugee family have lived in the riddled property for three years, with the bathroom ceiling reportedly "dangerously caving in" after housing chiefs at Wheatley Homes used a plank of wood to try and fix a leak that started two years ago, Glasgow Live reports.Tenants union Living Rent say the home is now plagued with damp and highly damaging black mould, claiming workers have not returned to the flat to re-plaster the ceiling, with water continuing to pour down the wall.Desperate Kharman said: "I do not understand why we have to live in a home that is not safe.

I worry about my husband and children’s health."Damp and mould is not good for my children and it makes me angry that Wheatley Homes are refusing to do proper repairs.

It is completely appalling."This is not a way to raise children - I want them to live in a safe and healthy home free from mould and damp.

We’ve tried everything to get Wheatley Homes to deal with the repairs but for over a year, they’ve done nothing."All we ask is for our home to be up to standards and for us be treated with the respect we deserve."Wheatley Homes say they only deal with 'external repairs' to the council-owned property and placed responsibility for the damp and mould with Glasgow City Council.

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