A family left in limbo after being told their home would be demolished as part of a major roundabout upgrade have found a new place to live.
Mum Donna Crossley, of Great Northern Road, struggled to contain her emotions as she spoke of her joy at finally resolving her family’s living situation.
The 36-year-old, who has five children, hadn’t known where her family would be living once their home is demolished for work on the Haudagain.
Shelter Scotland has now stepped in to help get the family rehomed.
Donna said: “Shelter managed to get us somewhere in one week. The council struggled to get somewhere in three years. It was really quick – I can’t believe it.
“They were a breeze to work with and we had no problems.”
Donna lives with her partner, Jason Bruce, 38, and Shannon, 10, and Connor Crossley, 11, and Cohen, 2, Oren, 12 and Rebecca Bruce, 16.
They have now found a dream new home in Barvas Walk, Sheddocksley, which they hope to move into in a few weeks.
Donna said: “It’s brilliant. It’s a beautiful house.
“It’s roomy and quiet and we’ve got wonderful neighbours. We should be all settled in for Christmas.
“My daughter just went so crazy, she’s so excited, she can’t wait. I’m very grateful for everything Shelter have done.
“Kirsty Blackman MP also did a lot, sending letters back and forth to the council. She’s been absolutely brilliant.”
Mark Thomson, manager of the Shelter Scotland Aberdeen Community Hub, said: “It is hugely rewarding to have helped Donna and her family find a new home and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Aberdeen City Council’s community, housing and infrastructure vice convener Gordon Graham said: “In June we invited Shelter to provide independent advice and mediation for tenants remaining to be rehoused in Phase 1 of the Haudagain Improvement Scheme.
“While work is ongoing, this approach has been well received and will lead to most tenants being offered alternative housing in the weeks ahead.”