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The 106-Year-Old Evicted From Care Home in Snow After Court Battle Defeat

Society & Culture  (tags: Care home, 106-year-old, evicted, freezing point, defeat )

- 3349 days ago -
With only an umbrella and a blanket to protect her from the falling snow, one of Britain's oldest women was wheeled out of the care home she had fought in vain to prevent closing yesterday.


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gail dair (0)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 12:20 am
so sad thanks Sophie

chris b (2474)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 2:47 am
What caring people these penny pinching local authorities are!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 6:55 am
What a bunch of A--H---S !!!

. (0)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 6:40 pm
God Bless her

Laurie W (189)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 6:51 pm
Mr Beattie would have covered the taxes for the next year and the council still declined to forego closing the home...doesn't make sense unless there's a deal in hand to sell the property for more money..heartless and unreasonable actions.

Terrence B (2)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:01 pm
I am sure she has someplace else to go even if the place has closed down - its not as sad as it appears.
I am sure it was more than just her trying to keep the place open. Yet things happen not always for the good of the people that fight for it. That's LIFE

Veronica P (67)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:06 pm
Thats horrible. It's sad that people care about money more than others.

susan w (13)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:30 pm
we all have to remember to treat our older citizens as we would like to be treated because one day we will be senior citizens....

Laurie W (189)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:41 pm
Having worked in total care homes I have seen what affect it has on the clients when for one reason or another they have to change residences.It affects them both metally and physically.For alot where they live, their companions, the familar staff is the only thing stable they have in their lives..

catherine g (120)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:43 pm
poor sweet thing. how long had she resided at underhill house? to move these oldsters in this weather is despicable ~

Estella Ameigh (22)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:43 pm
This story is enough to tick-off this granny! Where is the respect for our elders?For goodness sakes couldn't these people just live out the remainder of their lives where they wanted too? Shameful to treat people who are so close to the end of their lives in such a way.Would any of you want to be treated like that? I think not. It is enough to make a person cry.

Debra Holliday (38)
Friday January 15, 2010, 3:52 pm
Sad, but doesn't surprise me. I think this whole situation will only get worse, not better. worldly people don't have a sense of family anymore; or don't know their own grandparents to care for them. Then of course there are those that believe the world is getting too populated that they would just as soon kick the old people right out to make room for them. Really hard to know how to stop this ball from rolling out of control.

Beth M (46)
Friday January 15, 2010, 4:33 pm
.may the day soon come...when we as a collective species show reverence for our elders, youth's and peers....they may have split our tribes...but our will is still here...we know whats's just that they bind our hands so tight we can hardly move*....

Good Bye (43)
Friday January 15, 2010, 7:21 pm
Bloody Brits could support dozens of old people for years on what the "Royals" spend on parties in a year. Stop trying to support hoards of the Queen's relatives, and take care of the old people. Let the "Royals" Go out and get jobs!

Philippa P (154)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 12:44 pm
They could have at least waited until the weather cleared.

Alice B (241)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 3:01 pm
This is a total DISGRACE - and, before any readers are tempted to pat our USA on the back about elder care, remember: in the UK they may have crapola things going on, but at least THEY have public health care coverage - we don't. So, things are even MORE DISGUSTING HERE. Both countries, US & UK are pouring bazillions of dollars into imperialism: war, war-profiteering, war-materiel scams. Not to forget the disgraceful way that both the US & UK has sent its own into harms way WITHOUT PROPER BODY ARMOR AND/OR PROPER EQUIPMENT - while gigantic profits pour into the offshore bank accounts of the war-mongers and their cronies. No wonder that little old ladies are being thrown out into the street in two of the biggest-budget countries in the entire WORLD.
Very very bad Karma - what goes around comes around, Bigshots - only you're not headed for the cold outdoors - you're headed for a long, hot time in Hell.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 4:17 pm
I hope they are proud of themselves for beating up old people like that.

Charlie B (2)
Saturday January 16, 2010, 7:00 pm

Deborah O (98)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 12:20 am
Star Mousie makes a good point--why should the British people continue to support the richest woman in Britain? Let the Queen and her family live on her personal fortune and property. And Laurie is right--a deal involving the land is probably behind this. Amazing how screwed up some people's priorities are, isn't it? Our elderly should be cherished and their wishes honored. The best things I ever learned about life, literature and practically everything came from elders. The most love, comfort and understanding shown me as a child(sometimes the only love, comfort and understanding) came from my elder relatives. Many of us in the Care2 community could say the same thing. Elders rock.

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 10:26 am
The older people get the more they get set in their ways,
to move her now is an outrage. Hang in there grandma- we love you.

Laurie W (189)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 11:21 am
Green star Cary..It doesn't matter if we are talking humans or animals- removed from the norm and safety of what they consider their home they suffer the pains of seperation..

stephanie v (85)
Monday January 18, 2010, 3:14 pm
So sad. It seems that the council is a group of mean thoughtless people. I hope she adjusts to her new home.
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