A disabled father with heart failure is in a discrimination dispute over a grass cutting complaint

A disabled father involved in an ongoing dispute over cutting the grass at his home has accused a housing association of discrimination.

Greg McClelland, 45, has been deemed medically unfit to maintain his garden due to severe heart failure for which he is receiving specialist treatment.

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The father-of-two was recently diagnosed with heart failure and was initially given five years to set the record.

But after being fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) last month — a small, battery-powered device placed in the chest that detects and stops irregular heartbeats by delivering shocks to the heart — he says his life expectancy has risen to 10 years. .

Greg was advised to go out on walks to maintain his general fitness, but his doctor strongly advised him against any strenuous activity – including mowing the lawn.

After contacting Clyde Valley Housing Association for help, he claims he was told they only offered a lawn cutting service to tenants if they were in a wheelchair or pregnant.

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