A petition has been launched asking the council treat Clark as a special case but they refuse to do so. Around 127,000 have supported the petition but the council will not budge an inch.
While it is easy to see why the council is reluctant to treat any person as a special case would it hurt to help others in a similar situation as well as Mr Clark?
If he goes unwillingly into a care home he may die within months or live years. His final days, months or years will be miserable. Care in a residential home will also cost as nothing is free these days.
So how much will the council save by moving Clark into a residential home?
Phil Porter, for Brent Council told the Mail Online: ‘We recognise Mr Clark’s contribution to this country and sincerely empathise with the situation that he and other older people … are in.
‘However … the care package that Mr Clark is choosing is not affordable to council taxpayers given the constraints of local government funding and the need to be consistent for the 2,900 people we support.’
He added: ‘Mr Clark owns his home, so there is absolutely no question of Brent Council evicting him despite what has been suggested in this petition.’
But although the council may not evict Clark cutting funding will leave him with a cheaper and probably less effective care package in place; in the end moving into a care home may be his only option.
If Mr Clark falls ill due to a lack of care he could cost the NHS a great deal of money or quickly become a hospital bed-blocker.
However putting all of that aside, especially money, when Clark gave his all for King and country I doubt he expected to be assessed in old age as not worth the cost of good care.
To be brutal at age 96 Mr Clark's days are numbered meaning the cost of care will not be exhaustive.
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