Health and Wellbeing: Getting the extra help needed to live a full life
Jan Sutton had Multiple Sclerosis, which for her meant that she needed 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 received and she got the support she needed 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 was able to live a full life.