A Yoker family have appealed to their local community to help bring their mum home, after she was left paralysed from the neck down, in a hip operation accident.

Liz Carey, previously from Langholm Street, was left with no mobility after a brace inserted in her spine to support her to walk, slipped and left her semi-paralysed.

She has been transferred to Clydeholm nursing home but wishes to return to her daughter and grandkids.

The 67-year-old moved in with Lisa, 32, after retiring early due to ill health. She had previously worked as a carer in Jordanhill Nursing Home.

Now, Liz will need a number of adaptations to her home to allow her to return to live with her family. A JustGiving page has been started by Knightswood Community Spirit, to raise enough funds to Liz and her family’s wishes come true.

Well-known in the Yoker area, Liz “still has all her wits about her”, her daughter Lisa told the Post.

The 32-year-old, added: “My mum is fully aware of the situation, my kids and I would love for my mum to come back to the family home.

“She is treated great and staff is all amazing with her, but due to covid restrictions her mental well-being is deteriorating and she is desperate to get back to us and this is why we are fundraising to get the house adapted and fund the necessary equipment she depends on.

“I am very grateful for all the support we have received as the equipment and adaptations are essential for my mum to return home to where she belongs.”

As well as the JustGiving page, Liz’s granddaughter Elise, 11, and nephew Jamie will be raising money by doing a sponsored walk up Ben Lomond.

Kat Boyle, founder of Community Spirit, has also organised a prize bingo night in the Albion on November 13.

On the same night as the Bingo. Yvonne McGinley will also be hosting a ‘brave the shave’.

If you’d like to make a donation to the online fund-raiser, drop a message to the Knightswood Community Spirit page on Facebook to find out how to contribute.