City mum pleas to bring son home after life-changing accident - The Worcester Observer

City mum pleas to bring son home after life-changing accident

Worcester Editorial 5th Jul, 2017 Updated: 6th Jul, 2017   0

A WORCESTER mum has made a heartfelt plea to bring her son home after he suffered from serious head injuries in a life-changing quad bike accident two years ago.

Janie Ferrier’s son, Nick, has spent more than two years in hospital and care following the horrendous accident in March 2015 when he lost control of his quad bike and crashed into a brick wall. The 25-year-old suffered has been fighting to recover ever since.

“The first 12 months he was really poorly,” Jane said. “He contracted meningitis in the first three months and he also suffered from a stomach infection and pneumonia twice.

“Part of me died on the day of the accident. If there’s anything that’s kept me going it’s Nick’s strength and determination.”

Following the accident Nick was cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham before he was moved to Leamington in March 2016.

After nearly a year in Leamington, he was then moved to Pirton Grange care home in Wadborough in February this year where he has been ever since.

His mum Janie is now determined to bring him home and has applied to Fortis Living to get a house transfer as her current home in Oak Avenue, Brickfields, is not suitable for Nick to live in and cannot be adapted.

She has been moved to the top of the bidding list for a new home, but this does not mean Janie will be guaranteed a suitable home for her son.

“It’s time for him to come home.

“But I need to move because the house I live in at the moment is just not suitable for Nick.

“There’s just no way Nick’s chair could fit through the door.

“I promised Nick I would bring him home this year. He’s had enough now. He just wants to go home.”

A Fortis Living spokesman said: “In an ideal world we would love to be able to help people move as soon as a need arises but social housing is in great demand and there is often a delay whilst waiting for suitable homes to become vacant and allocated.

“We will continue to work with Mrs Ferrier to find the best possible solution for both her and her son.”

A Worcester City Council spokesman said: “We are talking to Fortis and are proactively approaching other social housing providers to find the right home.

“We see finding a suitable home which will meet their specific requirements as an absolute priority.”


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