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    Councils pay for prostitutes for the disabled

    Taxpayers' money is being spent on prostitutes, lap dancing clubs and exotic holidays under schemes designed to give more independence to the disabled.

    By Laura Donnelly, Michael Howie and Ben Leach
    Published: 9:30PM BST 14 Aug 2010
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    One local authority is using its budget to pay for the services of a prostitute in Amsterdam, while others have said visits to lap dancing clubs are permissible under new policies which transfer funds directly to those who receive care from social services.

    Holidays abroad, subscriptions for internet dating and driving lessons have all been funded by the taxpayer under a national initiative introduced by the last Government.

    The 520 million scheme promised to give elderly people and those with disabilities more control over the care they received, by passing on cash so individuals could choose the services they needed, such as home help, or mobility aids.
    An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph can disclose that exotic holidays, internet dating subscriptions and adventure breaks, as well as visits to sex workers and lap dancing clubs have been permitted under the system.
    One local authority has agreed a care plan including payment for a 21-year-old with learning disabilities to have sex with a prostitute in Amsterdam next month.
    His social worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said social services were there to identify and meet the needs of their clients – which, in the case of an angry and frustrated young man, meant paying for sex.
    Another care worker said staff at her council had been told that trips to lap dancing clubs could be funded, if it could be argued that it would help the "mental and physical well being" of their client.
    In response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, four local authorities describe themselves as "condoning" the payment of sex workers by disabled clients, using money transferred from their budgets.
    Other councils said they took no moral judgement about the use of funds, but said care money could be spent on anything, as long as it was not illegal.

    Councils pay for prostitutes for the disabled - Telegraph
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    Bloody hell, wait 'till Smeg hears about this !!

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    another storm in a tea cup , no doubt some unemployment relief also finds it's way to above mentioned services .........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Bloody hell, wait 'till Smeg hears about this !!
    I think it is only applicable to people with physical disabilities not mental so he does not qualify.

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    Glenn Hoddle was right!

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    They should send all those disabled guys over to Essex and hook them up with that beauty therapist mentioned on another thread. Save taxpayer money and she won't have to waste time finding men.

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    It's about time the councils stopped wasted tax payers' money - good on them!

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    That is one of the most horrible pictures I have ever seen... feel sick now...

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    ^ Funny thats what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    That is one of the most horrible pictures I have ever seen... feel sick now...
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    Funny thats what I thought.
    What?........... its a picture of the Bournemouth Leisure Centre, Smeg gets down there all the time.

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    Just like the credit cards FEMA handed out after Katrina - lots of lap dances paid for by the taxpayers!

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    Offer to send the disabled to LoS and give them half of what they're costing the social/health services in the UK; many would be more than happy, and winners all round.

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    Perhaps if I write to my local social services and explain to them that it would be cheaper for "specialist " home help when I retire they wil finance my retirement in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    Offer to send the disabled to LoS and give them half of what they're costing the social/health services in the UK; many would be more than happy, and winners all round.
    They could start by allowing the full pension increases to ex pats

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    Is that a brothel for necrophiliacs?

    Awfully good of them to get the elderly corpses into standing positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post


    Is that a brothel for necrophiliacs?

    Awfully good of them to get the elderly corpses into standing positions.
    Yep, could have provided a more pleasing reference point.

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    ^...it is shockin...

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