I'm sure there is some sub-text that hasn't been reported, but honestly, when people can't get help when they're literally screaming for it, it amazes me that they would go to these lengths. I guess once you're in the system you're "in the system".
I saw Dennis Cramp on North West Tonight yesterday. On the face of it, he was an extremely competent, fit and able man. Why the hell should Social Services try to take over - it is obvious he needs all the support services - but why not. It would be interesting to see the list of people who want NH care - against the list of people they are insisting on taking in against the will of their carer and devoted partner.
It will be interesting to follow this case Beckyjan
As I understand it they've come to some agreement - he will be allowed to have home visits starting for an hour a week, moving upto 3 hours for 3 days a week. I wonder if social services will insist on staying - it sounds a lot like monitored children's visits. I still think it's bizarre.