A CLYDEBANK woman has told the Post she saw a carer refuse to help her assist an elderly man into his home.

The source, who asked not to be named, said she found the man lying in a Yoker street last Wednesday night.

She said: “The poor soul said he’d been stuck in the house for months and it was his first night out – it broke my heart.

“He must have been about 70 years old. I checked him over and made sure he could move both legs and arms and sit forward without any pain when moving so I was satisfied he wasn’t hurt.

“I got him on his feet, took his bags and carried them to his house as he held my arm.

“But I had my dog with me, so I was also trying to hold on to this man who was pushing because he was drunk, and it got tiring for me.

“When I got to his house I saw a Cordia car and carer and thought ‘phew’, because I was starting to struggle.

“I said ‘excuse me, can you help me please; this gentleman has maybe fallen’. I was knackered by this point and she said ‘no’. I said’ excuse me’ again and was ignored.”

She added: “Luckily his neighbour was coming out at the same time we got to the door and took over.

“I’m not saying all care workers are bad but that was just sheer disrespect and ignorant. Don’t do a job like that if your heart isn’t in it.”

The carer’s car registration number was taken but Glasgow City Council told the Post they don’t have any home carer cars with that number plate.

The spokeswoman added: “Throughout lockdown thousands of council staff have been doing an amazing job to meet the needs of our service users and we commend them for their dedication in looking after some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable citizens.”