So-called ‘bed blocking’ – where people occupy NHS beds because there is nowhere else for them – has become commonplace [Image: PA].

Adriano Guedes, a 63-year-old stroke victim said he had tried to vacate his hospital bed but was forced to stay – for two years – because the accommodation he was offered was not appropriate to his condition. He was eventually evicted from his bed by the courts.

While Guedes’s case is extreme, so-called “bed blocking” – where people occupy NHS beds because there is nowhere else for them – has become commonplace.

I’ve seen cases where a person with disabilities or with special needs has been left in a Kafkaesque nightmare over the issue of finding a place to live, being offered so-called “suitable” accommodation which is actually anything but.

Thousands of people may be forced into living in places that might be unsuitable, shuffled off into a grim warehouse operated by a for-profit company determined to keep costs down even if that means running a place that might make a prison camp seem preferable.

Source: The man who spent two years in the hospital wasn’t lazy, he was disabled and discriminated against

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