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A horrified mother feels like her council is 'waiting for us to die' in a flat 'riddled with mould' so bad it's even in her daughter's shoes.
Ill Beverley Simms, 61, is desperately pleading for Camden Council to act and re-home them, before her symptoms of living with mould and fungus get worse.
She fears that if she is not moved out fast, as her doctors have demanded, she may face the same tragic fate as toddler Awaab Ishak, two, who died after being exposed to toxic mould in his home in December 2020.
Beverley and her daughter Shenika Francis, 24, moved into their council flat in Kentish Town, north London, in October 2021.
The scale of the mould in the family's north London home is vast, having spread into the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and living room (pictured)
Beverley Simms, 61, and her daughter Shenika Francis, 24,have lashed out at the level of mould plaguing their home, with Beverley (left) saying it felt like the council was 'waiting for us to die'
When they viewed the flat, there didn't seem to be any problems and it was all 'painted up', they told MyLondon.
It wasn't until a few months later that their nightmare began, when they noticed mould growth in the bathroom.
Beverley insisted she alerted the council about the spread in January 2022 but claims they were forced to wait until April for someone to visit - by which point the fungus had spread into the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms.
Showing shocking pictures of black mould in their shoes, on the ceiling, and caked around windows, Beverley admitted the pair were now worried about their health.
The mould is also on their clothes and mattresses, they say, with Beverley resorted to keeping possession in plastic bags in a desperate bid to protect them.
And in April, they noticed the floor was slippery and wet and they believe it must be rising damp.
Following the visit from a workman later that month, Beverley assumed the council was on to the issue but eight months later she says there had still been nothing done to remove the mould.
When the fungus continued to encroach on their bedrooms, Beverley and Shenika, who works with special needs children, were forced to sleep in the sitting room and to bring all their clothes too.
And at one point, Beverley claims there was mould on her tongue as it ended up on her toothbrush.
Now, she says they have discovered the mould on the settee they are sleeping on.
Aside from the mould on her tongue, Beverley has also felt dizzy and had issues with vomiting, while she and her daughter have both had headaches. She claims all