Block of flats security: Disabled man taken to floor after elevators broke down

A disabled man living in a London tower block says he feels like “a prisoner in his own house” after he had to be taken to his sixth-floor apartment.

Adam Gabsi, who lives in Harrow, North West London, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. The only way he can get to his apartment independently is by using the elevators, and he says they break down frequently.

He has developed a fear of not being able to get out of his block without help, something that plays into his mind given that 15 disabled people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017.

Its owner, the housing association MTVH, says it shares residents’ frustrations and is working to replace the elevators.

Reporter: Tarah Welsh

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