Disabled man ‘put up for auction’ on care website

by admin | 5th December 2014

Disabled man ‘put up for auction’ on care website

The family of a man with a learning disability say they are horrified that their local council put him “up for auction” on a care website.

Emma Knight found Devon County Council was inviting companies to bid to look after her 45-year-old brother James.

The website listed other personal details that James’s family say could easily identify him.

Devon County Council says it was not an auction and it needs to be open and honest with care providers.

James Knight suffered brain damage at birth, and for 28 years lived in a residential home in Exeter.

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BBC News Health

5th December 2014

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