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Indignity heaped upon vulnerable

Published 29/06/2015

A friend of mine, who is wheelchair-bound, has been told that her care provided by care workers will be reduced. This will mean, among other things, that she will spend many hours unable to attend the toilet, as she needs assistance to perform this task.

She has been told that she will be provided with adult nappies, as this will "increase her independence".

How does this foster dignity? How can this be called "support"? Where is the caring empathy of the strong for the vulnerable?


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