As thousands die in Care Homes enforced by Court of Protection. Here is story of a son fighting against Care Home enforcement without a lawyer remotely asking to be able just to record the Court of Protection proceedings having had bad experiences with LA who applied to remove his mother from his care.
State controls removal of the elderly via Local Authority and NHS
They are represented by an Official Solicitor, appointed and paid by State
No legal aid for family representation
Courts of Protection where their fate for life is decided are in secret
No press, no recordings of procedures which are now virtual
Justice is neither seen nor by below heard to have been done
YET paid for by the public victims.
Some months ago I’d seen a sign go up on a slightly dilapidated Victorian house – Alzheimer Nursing Home
And driven past its silence most days, wondering about the lives inside.
I saw a large dinning table and chairs through its windows but never a person.
Short plump ladies in blue overalls went in and out .
Once a white aproned man stood smoking outside and a black suited lady alighted a 4 by 4..
But no residents.
Then last week a tall older lady sprinting along the road caught my eye.
Without bag, or key .dressed in a spotlessly white cardigan and patterned, belted polyester dress, her neat dyed auburn curls freed in the breeze.
Her face ecstatic.
Appearing to embrace the air, the sun and trees and the euphoria of freedom.
Rarely had I seen such a look of joy and expectation.
Later it struck me she was…
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