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very sad case - man was wrongly told he would lose his home for his mother's care


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Jul 6, 2015
so the poor man committed suicide. And after his death the council carried on putting pressure on another family member who had taken over the finances saying wrongly THEY would have to pay for care too.

How sad.

"The serious incident review found there should have been some follow-up after seeing Mr Provins in hospital although he had been left with numbers to call if he felt suicidal again.

However, the report concluded that because Mr Provins had refused offers of further help, it was unlikely to have made any difference to the outcome."

And this is something we are all familiar with: no follow-up from the authorities, with the responsibility instead being placed on the vulnerable person himself. How many times have I seen that in my parents' case!