A man was in tears when he told radio listeners he was going to ‘freeze to death in his own home’ if no one helped him.
Philip explained he had been stuck in his house in Tiverton, Devon, with the flu for nine days.
He said: ‘Trying to get help from the doctors, trying to get antibiotics was a nightmare.
‘I’ve been on my own for nine days. I’m freezing cold. I’m distressed. I have nobody knocking on my front door, I have nobody checking in on me.
‘I have reached out to my local foodbank and my local council. Everything is a closed door.
‘I’m freezing, I’m going to freeze to death in my own home. This is just not me, I’m not a victim.’
Philip said his nearby foodbank had insisted he collect food in person.
‘I can’t go, I can’t even open my eyes,’ he told LBC yesterday.
Warm banks have been set up in many places, where people can go to get out of the cold for free.
IT developer Jason Baldry created a website for people to locate their nearest warm bank this week.
But he said: ‘This website shouldn’t have to exist. We’re the world’s fifth-largest economy. It’s an indictment of the government, frankly.’
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