Margaret to be forced into a care home


The Glasgow Herald has published an article about Margaret McEwan, who at the age of 82 is facing the threat of re-institutionalisation.

Margaret McEwan epitomises Scotland’s journey towards a more humane way of dealing with vulnerable elderly and disabled people. Her supporters hope she doesn’t end up being a symbol of the collapse of those hopes.

Dr Duffy has accused Glasgow of age discrimination and breaching Ms McEwan’s human rights.

“Austerity does not justify the forcible removal of disabled people from their own homes, and, in particular, the failure to seek a more humane resolution with all those involved,” he said.

Read the article in the Herald here.

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