A man has said that his disabled daughter has been stuck in her flat for over two weeks after a housing association company failed to fix a broken lift.

Mike Shaw, 86, father of Julie Maskell, 50, said that his daughter who suffers from MS hasn’t been able to leave her home for 17 days.

“Me and my wife can’t even visit her,” he said. “We are both in our late 80s and can’t walk up all the flights of stairs. She is just stuck up there.”

Ms Maskell lives in Belfort court, Lord Close in Reading.

Mr Shaw has tried numerous times to get Housing Solutions to fix the lift.

“They have been consistently unsympathetic. My daughter is becoming increasingly anxious and me and my wife are extremely worried about her.”

A spokesperson for Housing Solutions has said the following:

“We are so sorry that the lift at Belford Court has not been working.  We’re working hard with our specialist contractor to address an intermittent fault with the lift and get it back into operation as soon as possible.

“We have been in contact with individual residents to offer additional support that might be needed and have asked anyone who needs further help to get in touch with us."