The Simon Heng column

August 2006
Community Care;8/17/2006, Issue 1636, p22
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.


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