Eastbourne Borough Council are putting political correctness ahead of basic humanity by investigating a nursing home
that allowed residents to enjoy a bit of sex life.
Managers at Chaseley, a nursing home caring for 55 people in Eastbourne, East Sussex, had been compassionately assisting residents to arrange for sex workers and entertainers.
Staff had kindly been phoning sex workers who met residents in a special room. A red sock is put on the door handle so they are not disturbed. Such visits are known there as a special visits . Care workers said the sex surrogates were therapeutic
and experts claim they are a basic human right .
Sue Wyatt, Chaseley's manager, confirmed prostitutes were welcomed but said staff no longer made the calls to them directly. She said:
People have needs, so sometimes we might need to set up a room in a certain way. We are there to help.
We use a private consultant who arranges everything. She puts people in touch with people. We respect our residents as individuals so that's why we help this to happen.
The home's former manager Helena Barrow Explained that residents always paid for the call girls themselves:
Sex workers are allowed by law to sexually enable people but care workers are not.
If someone asked, we'd often call in a professional. It's known as a resident's 'special visit'. We'd help them with the phone, dial the number, or use the computer to contact someone. If we refused, we would not be delivering a holistic level of care.
But East Sussex County Council has launched an investigation into possible exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people. A council spokesprat said they had been unaware of Chaseley's policy and did not welcome it. He spewed:
This has the potential to place vulnerable East Sussex residents at risk of exploitation and abuse.
Chailey Heritage Foundation, which works with the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance, who campaign for disabled people to be allowed access to sex workers, helped Chaseley develop its policy. Denise Banks of the Foundation said:
If someone asked us to contact a sex worker for them, we would have to be open to that. If we resisted we would be going against the Human Rights Act.
Dr Tuppy Owens, of the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance, said:
Many disabled people are living in perpetual frustration. If someone wants to access a sex worker they should be allowed to do that.