One in five people who suffer a spinal cord injury will be put in a elderly care home, regardless of their age, a charity has warned.
Spinal cord injury charity Aspire said that 20% of paralysed patients are discharged from hospital in to a care home because there is not housing in the community that meets their new needs.
The charity said that the care facilities are often unsuitable and can lead to patients suffering psychological damage.
Researchers at Loughborough University conducted extensive interviews with 20 spinal cord injured people who have lived, or are living, in care homes.
More top news
After decades of struggling negotiations both activists and delegates are hoping for some form of landmark agreement.
World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset led the tributes, calling Lomu 'a giant' of the game.
Jaw bone fragment studied by British scientist comes from a smaller cousin of the better known Triceratops.