A mother is pleading with a housing association for a larger property after her daughter was teased at school for sharing the same room as her brother.
Dawn Newell, 37, of Pikestone Close, Yeading, mother of 14-year-old Cree and her 10-year-old son Brandon says her daughter had to leave Barnhill Community High in Yeading Lane, Hayes.
Mrs Newell lives in a two bedroom house with her husband and says although they have been on the housing list with Catalyst Housing Group since 2002 the association say it could be at least another two years before they get another room.
She said: "Cree was teased at Barnhill for over a year because she was sharing the same room as her brother and it was upsetting to hear what other children were saying. They said vulgar things. I can't even say them because it just makes me feel sick.
"I really just want them to sleep in separate rooms because it's affecting them emotionally.
"My daughter is fully developed and she says it is embarrassing.
"The housing association has said by the time Cree is 16 she is entitled to get a one bedroom flat but I don't want her moving out at that age."
Anstey Burnett, spokesperson for Catalyst Housing Group, said: "Catalyst fully supports Mrs Newell's claim for a transfer given the overcrowding that her family faces.
"She has not been re-housed yet because there is a drastic shortage of family sized accommodation across the capital, rather than any reflection on the service that we have provided.
"The Housing Ombudsman Service has actually investigated this case and determined that Catalyst has treated her fairly throughout."
Robert Lobatto, headteacher at Barnhill Community School, said: "Considerable work was done by the school to resolve the issues concerning Cree during her time here.
"Barnhill has excellent systems for supporting all students. In our recent Ofsted Inspection, we were judged as outstanding, which is the highest grade, for Care Guidance and Support of students, and for ensuring their safety."