A MUM who campaigned to be able to move her disabled son to an adapted home is still waiting - five years on.

Mum-of-three Ruby Nash and supporters marched through Barry town centre in 2014 to stand up for her, then, four-year-old son Cody Froud who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in April 2013.

Following the march, Ms Nash, now 31, was told she and her family could live in one of four adapted bungalows the Vale council was building off Skomer Road, in Gibbonsdown, Barry.

The family were temporarily moved to Cwm Talwg.

Now Cody has reached the age of 10 meaning he is permanently wheelchair bound and eating, playing and sleeping in a hospital bed in the living room alongside eight-year-old sister Chloe and 18-month-old brother Benjamin.

The Oak Field Primary School pupil’s genetic condition progressively makes his muscles weaken and he undergoes regular physiotherapy.

Ms Nash said she was upset about being told there was a further delay to them being rehomed.

“I found out about told the delay by accident,” she said. “And I got Ian Johnson to make some enquiries.

“They told me 24 hours later.

“Cody is unable to do anything by himself.

“I have to be in bed by 7.30pm because that’s his bedtime in the living room.

“I can’t even watch EastEnders.

“He eats, sleeps, and plays in that bed.

“It’s draining and exhausting.

“I’m bipolar and I’m back on my meds.

“The whole system is a joke – the impact this is having on our family.

“We just want a house that we can make a home.”

Councillor Ian Johnson, who has been helping Ms Nash, said: “There has been failure after failure to build these homes on time for the families that need them, which is absolutely heartbreaking.

“When faced with situations like this, the Vale council should be doing everything possible to make their lives easier, not harder.

“The Vale council must put these families first and provide whatever they need to have as close to an ordinary life as possible. In these circumstances, no excuses are acceptable.”

A Vale council spokesman said: “As part of the council’s Skomer Road development, we are building Ms Nash a bespoke property, tailored specifically for her individual requirements.

“Unfortunately, there have been a number of delays in the project, most recently because unforeseen issues meant certain structural features needed to be constructed before work on highway and drainage facilities could commence.

“That means that it will not be possible to complete the project by October, instead we hope residents will be able to move into adapted bungalows from April, with the development completed two months later.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this further delay has caused Ms Nash and fully appreciate her frustration.

“She was informed of the situation at the first opportunity and earlier this year offered more suitable alternative accommodation.”