Pensioners are forced to live in containers: “I had ten degrees in here,” says Berit, 86.
When a retirement home at Värmdö is to renovate its premises, ten people have moved. For a year to come, older people are forced to live in containers, which they describe as cold and cramped. “It feels like a prison,” says Alfred Endl, 90-year-old.
Just over a week ago, ten people in the retirement home received Gustavsgården at Värmdö, leaving their homes and moving into each container. Two of these are 86-year-old Berit Grundström and 90-year-old Alfred Endl. “It has been chaotic in many ways. One night we all froze so we jumped in the beds. It was terribly cold. I had ten degrees in here. Then you felt strange in the morning, Berit says to SVT.
When the Work Environment Authority demanded that several of Gustavsgård’s regular apartments be renovated, the municipality had to find temporary accommodation for tip people, resulting in barracks with a living space of 12 square meters
When SVT contacts Maria Larsson Ajne, caretaker in Värmdö municipality, on the matter, she agrees that there is a deteriorated housing environment and a major transformation. “What has been the focus when we have implemented this has been to ensure that our tenants and residents are able to maintain their continuity. Both in terms of staff who know what needs and the continuity of Gustavsgården.
That, as a resident, you will not be given temporary accommodation in another place where you are at risk of poorer accessibility to your relatives, “she told SVT.
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