A DAUGHTER has been left distraught after her disabled dad was refused a house that would have ‘given him his life back.’

Eric Bingham, 76, has been imprisoned in his own home after suffering a stroke last year making his house completely inaccessible.

His daughter Lesley was devastated after finding out he would not be getting an amenity house despite her begging for help from the council.

Former plumber Eric hasn’t been able to have a shower since November and can’t even sit up unaided since suffering a stroke last year.

Now Lesley has been left ‘heartbroken that her father’s only chance of normality and independence has been denied to him’.

She said: “I was surprised at the level of my dad’s disability that my dad wasn’t going to be given a house.

“I have been emailing MPs and all that ever happens is ‘contact housing, it’s a points system.’ Most adapted houses are one bedroom but these are two bedrooms, it’s 200 metres up the road.

“I was phoning up housing probably every few weeks, putting my life on hold while waiting for this house to appear.

“Then I’m told they’ve been allocated. I said are you joking?

“What annoys me is my dad has worked all his life, he’s always paid his taxes and he’s never taken benefits. I’m banging my head off a wall.

Lesley is now furious they didn’t tell her sooner to allow the family to make arrangements for Eric months ago to end his house hell.

Now Lesley is desperate for a solution as she has put the family house up for sale and needs a suitable property for her dad to stay

She added: “He has no toilet or shower that he can access and uses a commode in his bedroom and has had no shower since his hospital discharge last November.

“His own manual wheelchair has needed adapted to fit through the doors.

“He also has no access to outside as there are steps to his property. Having a property, suitable to his needs, would enable him to have some independence. It would enable him to to access living areas, kitchen and bathroom facilities.

“Psychologically it would give my father part of his life back.”

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “The demand for the new build properties at Watt Court is extremely high.

“Allocations are made on the basis of an applicant’s housing need and in line with the North Ayrshire Housing Allocation Policy.

“While we generally don’t discuss individual cases, we can confirm that we are aware of Mr and Mrs Bingham’s particular housing needs. We treat each housing request on its own merit and unfortunately Mr and Mrs Bingham have not been selected for an offer at our Watt Court development.

“Staff at Dalry Housing Office are available to explain our Housing Allocation policy with Mr and Mrs Bingham and their family and would be happy to discuss what can be done to improve their chances for an offer of housing.”