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Disabled dad with heart failure in discrimination row over grass cutting complaint

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A disabled Lanarkshire dad embroiled in an ongoing dispute over grass cutting at his home has accused a housing association of discrimination.Greg McLelland, 45, has been deemed medically unfit to maintain his lawn due to severe cardiac failure which he receives specialist treatment for.The dad-of-two was recently diagnosed with heart failure and was initially given five years to live.

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 a shocks to the heart - he says his life expectancy has increased to 10 years.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Greg has been advised to go out walking to maintain general fitness but his doctor has strongly advised against any strenuous activity - including mowing his lawn.After contacting Clyde Valley Housing Association for help, he claims he was told that they don't offer a grass cutting service to tenants unless they are in a wheelchair or pregnant.Dismayed, Greg took his plight to East Kilbride MSP Collette Stevenson who asked South Lanarkshire Council to step in, but Greg feels the local authority just "passed the buck" back to the housing association.Greg has lived in Lancaster Crescent for six years with his wife

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