Blind and deaf Carlisle man left alone at home
Last updated at 12:24, Monday, 13 February 2012
A blind and deaf Carlisle man was left home alone after his elderly mother was taken into hospital.
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A man with these disabilities deserves all the support he can be given and since his mother is an old lady this should have been considered and planned for already. Unfortunately we waste money on the undeserving single women, pushing their trophy babies around the streets whilst they talk away on their phones and puff away on their ciggies. At least the babies always have a Greggs sausage roll to wean on.
There is no mention in the article of what the man himself wanted in terms of support, only the brothers thoughts. Perhaps the man did not want to move into sheltered accommodation? Yes, he is deaf and blind but there are other ways of making your wishes known- the use of an advocate etc. After all, the client has a right to have what he wants taken into account. For all we know he expressed a wish to stay in his own home and agreed to the support currently in place. Yes, a disable person should have the support they need but that doesn't mean that they are completely incapable of making their own decisions about their life. I would like to hear what the clients wishes actually are, not the brothers.
This is a very sad case. However, it would seem to me that Mr Foley should never have been allowed to remain so dependent on his mother. I'm no expert in this field but I have read Tony Gilles book. Tony is also deaf and blind and travels independently all over the world.Social services should work to enable disabled people to be independent not contain them in 'sheltered' accommodation.