Separated couple shows how system is failing older people, says Help the Aged

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Commenting on the news that Sydney and Blanche Rowley from Cheshire have been separated by social services and are set to be moved into different care homes, Kate Jopling, senior public affairs manager at Help the Aged said it was a tragic case which showed clearly how the care system fails to meet the needs of older people. “Separating a couple who have lived together for so long will have a serious impact on their emotional and psychological well-being, and possibly even have negative effects on their physical health,” said Ms Jopling. “Every one of us has a right to family life protected in law under the Human Rights Act. These basic rights must be respected by the care system.  “Help the Aged calls on Cheshire County Council to reverse this decision and allow a loving couple to continue to enjoy their lives together.”

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