‘I looked at the Human Rights Act and realised it was saying yes, you are worth as much as any other human being.’
But in the real world, this doesn’t always happen.
Jan, who suffers from MS, was given such a low level of care from her local council that she was forced to spend all day, every day in bed. ‘It was degrading and it was inhumane’, said Jan.
Thanks to the Human Rights Act, which requires local authorities to make sure their decisions don’t put people in those conditions, she was able to argue for them to increase support just enough that she could start living her life again.