Save Bramshurst Outreach Project
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My aunt Kate and her husband Tony have both suffered severe brain injuries, resulting in detrimental long-term effects on their health and well-being. Kate suffered a severe brain injury in her twenties due to a stroke, which has left her unable to walk or speak properly and is partially sighted. She is also mentally impaired. Tony’s brain injuries are even worse. Since Kate’s accident, she has been in the care of Camden council. Camden Council have housed them in an unsuitable flat with vermin. Whilst Kate requires care herself and is the primary carer for Tony, they also need 24 hour care.
Now, catastrophically, their outreach care, Bramshurst Outreach Project, has been disbanded by Camden Council. Bramshurst is their lifeline to the outside world and provides permanent carers who are trained to deal with the specific needs of Kate and Tony, as well as the other clients under the Bramshurst umbrella. We, and the other clients of Bramshurst, objected to the closure but it came to no avail. One client, who is having 24 hour care from Bramshurst is so traumatised he is refusing to eat. Camden Council have not been to interview any of the clients during their decision-making process, which we believe if they had, they would have seen how desperately vulnerable these people are and how dependent they are on this care.
Kate and Tony are giving up hope on being rehoused from their squalid flat and are now racked with fear that they will not be cared for in the way that they should be. We believe that Camden are failing in their duty to help these vulnerable people in their borough.
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