Care crisis: Council’s failings mean disabled man has to be dragged upstairs to his flat

This is exactly what we predicted would happen when the Government decided to close the Independent Living Fund and devolve responsibility for the most severely disabled to local councils.

John Pring at Disability News Service writes:

A disabled man has to be dragged up the stairs to his second-floor flat by his personal assistant because of his local council’s failure to rehouse him in safe, accessible accommodation.

Robert Carver – who is paraplegic – has also been told by his GP, nurse, occupational therapist and psychologist that he needs 24-hour-a-day care, but his council has given him just 28 hours a week.

read more here: http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/care-crisis-councils-failings-mean-disabled-man-has-to-be-dragged-upstairs-to-his-flat/

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