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18-year-old homeless mum slams council for putting her and baby in room with ‘urine-stained’ beds

An 18-year-old homeless woman with a one-month-old baby has slammed a council after being sent to a hostel with 'urine-stained' beds.

The mum, who did not want to be named, from Wisbech, was living in Liverpool with her partner before she was told by social services to live in an alternative property for the safety of her baby.

Before Fenland District Council could give her a property to live in the area, they sent her to temporary accommodation in Creek Road, March.

But after arriving, she found the conditions to be "unsuitable" and felt like she would become "depressed" there.

Pictures sent to Cambridgeshire Live appear to show the mattresses with yellow stains on them.

A 'urine-stained' bed

She claimed the council said the conditions were fine despite protestations, but she has refused to live there and is now with her aunt in Wisbech.

The woman, who gave birth to her baby in early July, told Cambridgeshire Live: "I feel like if I go to that hostel with my newborn baby that I am more than likely going to develop post natal depression. It's not suitable for a newborn or any child whatsoever.

"The council have really let me down. I've been set up to fail."

The mid-terraced house has six bedrooms. Local reports suggest the March-based hostel has had issues before.

In 2016, Fenland District Council said the hostel's communal areas needed to be refreshed – but claimed that reported problems of mice infestation, fleasRead More – Source

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