‘Help our neighbour, she needs support’

Billinge resident Neil Abrahams wants more support for a neighbour
Billinge resident Neil Abrahams wants more support for a neighbour
  • Calls for more support for woman who threatened to jump off roof
  • Neighbour is also banging on other residents’ doors
  • Health chiefs say 24-hour support is available
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A Billinge man says he fears for the safety of a distressed neighbour who threatened to jump from the first floor of her home.

Neil Abrahams is concerned for the welfare of one of his fellow residents in Gantley Crescent, Billinge, as she has experienced several breakdowns, the most severe culminating in her threatening to jump off a window ledge.

I am as much concerned for her as myself as nobody seems to be doing anything

Neil Abrahams

The 47-year-old said her behaviour has impacted on other people living in the Wigan and Leigh Housing accommodation as she often creates loud disturbances and bangs on people’s doors, leaving him fearing she will break into his flat.

Neil said: “We have had problems with this lady ever since she moved in, which was 10 months ago.

“I am as much concerned for her as myself as nobody seems to be doing anything.

“On the most recent attempt police and fire services were there most of the day trying to coax her down. She was kicking the firefighters down as they came to help her.

“We were all affected as none of the residents were allowed to leave their properties.

“I have mental health issues myself and so I have every empathy for her but it is making our lives hell.

Police have confirmed they were called to the area on February 20.

A spokesman for 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are not prepared to comment on this specific instance, however, for people experiencing mental health crisis, we have a 24-hour Assessment Team for those in the borough who are in need of urgent mental health support.”

“We also have a Psychiatric Liaison Service operating within Wigan Infirmary for those who present at A&E and are in need of mental health support and assessment.”

Stuart Cowley, director for adult social care and health at Wigan Council, said: “This lady is known to our mental health team and she has and continues to receive treatment. We have been liaising with GMP to ensure she gets the help and support she needs.”