I have lived in a darkened flat for 2 years now. It takes a phenomenal effort to get out even to the local shops. David, London
David has experienced years of anti-social behaviour, of huge variety from loud music to problems with dogs, fireworks being set off late at night and having his door kicked down.
He lives in a Council house and has raised the situation to all the main agencies, including to the ombudsman twice and more recently activating the Community Trigger.
“I have lived in a darkened flat for 2 years now. It takes a phenomenal effort to get out even to the local shops. I have to meet an escort from my block, the only friend I have left who is brave enough to keep visiting me. I have bars on all windows. My already poor health has been worsened to the point of being admitted into hospital.”[Source: online survey]