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Paralympic gold medallist Tom Aggar: the impact of housing spinal injured people in care homes

Video   •   Nov 16, 2012 15:23 GMT

World rowing champion, Tom Aggar, has a spinal cord injury. We showed him the shocking research findings in the report: Understanding the Health and Wellbeing of Spinal Cord Injured Adults Living in a Care Home ( This is his response.
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    we my C3 Hubby and myself have been on the housing list for over 2 years, we need an accessible 3 bedroom bungalow instead of the cramped first floor inaccessible 2 bed flat we currently live in that has many issues around safety , mental and physical health for him and me. Getting the council to understand that we need a large master bedroom for use of all the equipment and safety of careworkers when we manage to get them is like talking to a brick wall. They have funded my hubbys CHC package so tightly that there is no budget for anyone with nursing expertise in the team , forcing me to take on caring duties to plug the gaps in provision or face putting him into a nursing home, which is where i believe they would like him to be. Care in the Community = no care at all.

    - Angela Cavill-Burch - Nov 16, 2012 15:34 GMT

    Very sorry to hear this. If you'd like to get in touch with Aspire, we'll see if we can help at all. Either contact Belinda (email link on the Housing page of the Aspire website) or send your details to me and I'll pass them on.

    - Amy Wackett - Nov 19, 2012 11:58 GMT

    thanks doubt she will be able to help but will email her.

    - Angela Cavill-Burch - Nov 19, 2012 12:12 GMT

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