Scantlebury gets new home
The senior citizen whose house collapsed on Friday, September 9 now has a place to call home.
Sixty-seven-year-old Maureen Scantlebury received keys to a two bedroom wood and wall house from the Urban Development Commission (UDC) last Wednesday, five days after her dilapidated house at Seaman Village, Brittons Hill, St Michael went tumbling down.
Scantlebury, who was housed at an undisclosed location after losing her dwelling, moved into her new home at Dayrell’s Road, St Michael on the day she was handed the keys.
When Barbados TODAY visited the house Tuesday afternoon, the elderly woman was not home.
However, Senator David Durant, who had gone to the scene after the house collapsed and had promised long-term housing, reported that Scantlebury was happy and had settled in comfortably.
Durant, who is also chairman of the National Assistance Board, said the Welfare Department had helped to furnish the house.
“National Assistance Board workers came and they cleaned up the place. They cleaned inside and outside and we gave them a nice, clean, sanitized home with toilet and bath inside.
“The old lady was very excited. And then she wanted to be close to The City because she has to visit the hospital from time to time, and she is happy she is close to make her appointments and stuff like that,” Durant said.