Getting the extra help needed to live a full life

Health and Wellbeing: Getting the extra help needed to live a full life

Jan Sutton has Multiple Sclerosis, which for her means that she needs extra help to get up and dressed, to use the toilet and to get about.

But the care Jan’s council provided was so inadequate that she was confined to her bed most of the day. Jan challenged this decision, using human rights to argue that she should get more help. It worked, the council were forced to increase the care Jan receives and now she gets the support she needs to have a better life.


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Jan was forced to spend her days in bed because she couldn’t get enough care. Using human rights, she fought for more help and can now live her life

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