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Warning over spinal injury care

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.

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'Care homes often worst option' for spinal injury patient

All too often, people with spinal cord injury find themselves discharged to somewhere totally unsuitable and, as this study confirms, care homes are often the very worst option for someone recovering from a traumatic spinal injury.

As a country, we're still celebrating the fantastic success of GB's Paralympians this summer. How many of them would have had the opportunity to compete if they'd spent months or years confined to a room in a care home?

Thousands of people are being robbed of the basic ability to get on with their lives.

– Brian Carlin, chief executive of Aspire

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