Hundreds of thousands of disabled and ill people in the UK are being detained unlawfully in care homes and hospitals, according to a new report by the Law Commission.
Disabled people are protected by human rights. Whatever a person’s abilities, they are entitled to a basic standard of dignity which human rights laws guarantee.
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A wheelchair is not an acceptable sleeping arrangement in custody
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A woman had been detained by police for contempt of court. She had to sleep in her wheelchair as there weren't enough beds. The Court found that this, the dangerously cold conditions, and not being able to go to the toilet without male assistance, was degrading treatment.