If you were angry about Errol Graham, Barry Balderstone’s story will send you through the roof

No picture of the deceased: click on the link to the source article if you want to see him. It seems inappropriate to show a photograph of a man at death’s door.

In the week after we all learned that Errol Graham was denied ESA and subsequently starved to death, this is the last thing we needed to hear.

But the facts must be known: Barry Balderstone, 75, suffered from a range of medical conditions including ulcerative colitis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, double incontinence and chronic kidney disease.

The Conservative government refused to provide full funding for his care needs.

He died the very next day.

Left it a bit late, didn’t you, Tories?

At the time of his death, Mr Balderstone weighed just seven stone. The tragedy prompted his widow Marilyn to ask: “How ill do you have to be to qualify?”

The former civil engineer went into a nursing home three years ago. A bid for full funding was turned down in 2017 and then again at a review in October 2018.

Meanwhile the couple, who married in 1993, saw a ‘substantial part’ of their savings and pension disappear to foot the bill.

Marilyn went on to say fighting the decision cost another £3,500 and the assessment is designed to score people low so they do not qualify for full funding.

So, basically, the Tories are using the care system to take money out of the economy and away from people who really need it.

Source: Seriously ill man weighing 7st refused free social care – and dies very next day – Mirror Online

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2 thoughts on “If you were angry about Errol Graham, Barry Balderstone’s story will send you through the roof

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    First they came for the mentally ill saying it’s a waste of tax payers monies then they came for the sick and disabled saying these were a burden on your taxes aktion T4 rolling along nicely now people not believing that a British government can inflict such abuse on its people’s wake up before it’s your turn

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    Aktion T4 rolling along nicely now .more and more people’s popping their clogs monies saved nah not really has it b used somewhere else

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