TITLE

The Simon Heng column

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Community Care;8/17/2006, Issue 1636, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article expresses the author's concern over the social service policy in Great Britain. He discovered that people older than 65 who develop his sort of condition - paralysis caused by damage to the nervous system - are not eligible for the same kind of support, rehabilitation, care, social housing or benefits. He was struck by the unfairness of the system: people ages 64 are entitled to the full range of services to help them gain some independence, but people ages 65 have a limited range of help available.
ACCESSION #
22160944

 

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