Parkinson’s Disease sufferer told she must leave home and dog if she wants care

A 64-year-old woman with Parkinson’s Disease has been told her local council does not have the staff needed to provide her with the care she needs and told her she must go into a residential care home.

Lesley Livadas, who lives in Aycliffe Village, County Durham, has already pursued successful action against Durham County Council via the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

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Ms Livadas said the council had failed to assess her needs properly and did not provide enough support to meet her needs. She was allocated around half of the hours of care she received when she lived in neighbouring Northumberland.

Following a heart attack last year, Ms Livadas said the council again failed to assess her and did not properly consider the impact of her health conditions, which affected her independence and made her feel “like a prisoner.”

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