A mum-of-two claims she has still not had her belongings worth over £2,000 returned to her - six months after she was evicted by Ealing Council while in intensive care.
Heartbroken Stacey Harding returned from hospital in April to find that she had been evicted from her social housing in Slough, because the council believed it had been abandoned.
But the 24-year-old had actually been rushed into Northwick Park Hospital in January with vomiting bug hyperemsis before prematurely giving birth to her daughter, Lilly-Mae.
The eviction also saw what she claims was £2,000 worth of her belongings taken away from her - including a cot, pram, clothes, jewellery and a TV.
And Miss Harding, who was rehoused in a bed and breakfast in Hayes after staying with her mum in Northolt, claims that her belongings have still not been returned to her more than half a year later.
She said: "They (the council) told me I have to go to court for them (the belongings) - which costs about £600.
"The council are saying they don't know where it is. I am upset, it is not just things I had brought, there were personal possessions that meant a lot to me.
"With the bed and breakfast, they told me six weeks and I have been here for four months.
"Every single day I come to my mum's because Bella (her other daughter) screams and she hates it there.
"I have been to the doctors they say she has got night terrors from staying there."
The council deny telling Miss Harding she would have to go to court to retrieve her belongings.
Miss Harding, whose belongings were removed by the managing agent for the privately owned property, said her hyperemesis she suffered had led her to vomit up to 60 times a day.
Since her belongings were taken away, Miss Harding said she has had to borrow money from her mum to replace them.
The council had previously said they evicted her because another homeless family were in need, and that it hadn't been been informed she had been rushed into hospital.
It came after an inspection which showed signs of abandonment including out-of-date milk, the council said.
A spokesperson for Ealing Council said: "We have contacted Ms Harding to let her know about a two-bedroom property in the borough which will be more suitable for her family’s needs and will be available in the next few weeks.
"Ms Harding’s temporary accommodation in Slough appeared to have been abandoned for a long time.
"We were not informed about Ms Harding’s prolonged stay in hospital and given the extremely high demand for housing in London we had to use the property to house another homeless family.
"The council has been liaising with the managing agent responsible for removing and storing the items which were in the previous property in Slough and we have invited Ms Harding to meet with us to advise her further."