A GREENOCK gran is facing a third week trapped in her own home because of a broken lift which looks set to remain out of order.

June Clisham, who has severe disabilities and health problems, has been unable to leave her Robertson Street flat since before Christmas.

She says she feels abandoned by Oak Tree Housing Association, who have been closed since Christmas Eve and have failed to get in touch with all the residents affected.

The Tele contacted all the ward councillors and MSP Stuart McMillan to try to get June some help as the housing association offices remained shut.

Now she is ill with a chest infection and has had to miss GP appointments because she can't get out.

The 68-year-old fears she may have to risk being carried down stairs and moving in to a hotel.

June, one of a number of residents unable to get out, said: "I think it is shocking that Oak Tree have just left us like this for days on end without getting in touch to see if everyone is okay.

"We still have no idea when this lift will be fixed.

"I can't take any more of it.

"I am now ill with a chest infection.

"I can't get out to the doctors and I always manage to get myself to a GP."

June, who lives in a third floor flat, is now looking at ways to escape her own home after missing Christmas and New Year.

She added: "For my nerves I will need to get my sons to carry me down all the stairs and go and stay in a hotel where I can get in and out."

Former home help June relies on the lift to get to and from her flat using her mobility scooter.

Provost Martin Brennan responded on Hogmanay to a call from the Tele and raised the alarm with Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership while MSP Stuart McMillan vowed to take up the case with Oak Tree Housing after we contacted him.

The lift company, Orona, say they have isolated it but a water leak in the shaft needs to be fixed before any repairs can be carried out.

No comment has been available from Oak Tree Housing.