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Rights Upheld

A lady with disabilities and mental health issues who "hated" being in a care facility and wanted to go home has won her fight in a specialist court.

The lady had previously been ordered to move to the specialist facility for assessment. But because she said she hated being in it, a judge was asked to decide what was in her best interests.

Judge Simon Burrows ruled she could return home at a hearing at a Court of Protection in Preston, Lancashire. He said removing the woman's "right to her liberty" would not properly recognise her "right as a disabled person" to be "afforded respect and dignity for the way she wishes to live her life".

The case was brought before the courts as the woman was unable to "engage" with carers when at home and had become seriously ill.


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