A FORMER church sister is “disgusted” after being left in limbo in a care home for a year.

Sister Megan Haisley moved into The Oaks care home in Hindley Green 12 months ago as she waited for Wigan Council to find sheltered accommodation for her.

She worked at St Gabriel’s RC Church at Higher Folds for more than 20 years where she was a sacristan and lived in a house on Chatsworth Drive in Leigh.

When St Gabriel's was closed in 2016, she was transferred to a bungalow on Garrett Hall Road in Mosley Common but her chronic arthritis got worse and she was taken to hospital.

After being discharged the bungalow was no longer suitable for her.

Stays at Richmond House and Lyndhurst Care Home in Leigh followed before she was offered a place at The Oaks.

The 74-year-old said she was told she would only be waiting for four to six weeks before moving into a suitable home.

Sister Haisley said: “It is just unbelievable what has happened to me.

"It feels like I have been in a dream.

“I have been disgusted and frustrated and have consistently brought up my situation.

“It feels like I have been ignored and I know there are other people like me so I am speaking out to support them too.”

Sister Haisley, who faced a delay in being allocated a social worker, is also concerned that she may be given a large bill for her stay after receiving a letter about outstanding payments.

Despite this, she said she has been reassured that she will not have to pay any money.

Since she went public about her situation she has been offered a number of properties.

Jo Willmott, assistant director for provider management and market development at the council, said: “We are sorry to hear Sister Haisley has not been successful in applying for her desired home.

"We will arrange to discuss with her what the best option is for her accommodation needs and future wellbeing.”