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UK Pays For Disabled To Visit Prostitutes

We almost missed this uplifting story from the UK’s Daily Mail:

Councils pay for disabled to visit prostitutes and lap-dancing clubs from £520m taxpayer fund

By Paul Sims
16th August 2010

A ‘man of 21 with learning disabilities has been granted taxpayers’ money to fly to Amsterdam and have sex with a prostitute. His social worker says sex is a ‘human right’ for the unnamed individual – described as a frustrated virgin.

His trip to a brothel in the Dutch capital’s red light district next month is being funded through a £520 million [$812 million] scheme introduced by the last government to empower those with disabilities.

They are given a personal budget and can choose what services this is spent on.

The man’s social worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said his client was an ‘angry, frustrated and anxious young man’ who had a need for sex

‘He has been to two sexual health and sexual awareness courses and basically wants to try it.

‘The girls in Amsterdam are far more protected than those on UK streets. Let him have some fun – I’d want to.

‘Wouldn’t you prefer that we can control this, guide him, educate him, support him to understand the process and ultimately end up satisfying his needs in a secure, licensed place where his happiness and growth as a person is the most important thing?

‘Refusing to offer him this service would be a violation of his human rights.’ …

The social worker added: ‘Who says he can’t do what he wants? We can’t place restrictions on a young man who wants to experience the world.’

Good point. Besides, the British taxpayers should be grateful that he didn’t was an all expenses paid trip around the world. Which, of course, is another ‘human right.’

The trip emerged in data from Freedom of Information requests which revealed that many councils are using the money from the government’s Putting People First scheme to pay for prostitutes, visits to lap dancing clubs and exotic holidays.

Another man who has a brain injury has even had sex work built into his council care package. This is designed to teach him to become sexually ‘self-reliant’ after his wife left him and took all their money.

It has increased his confidence and restored his faith in women, care workers said

Doesn’t life seem more and more like a bad Jerry Lewis movie? Which is to say, a Jerry Lewis movie.

In Greater Manchester and Norfolk, social care clients have used their payments for internet dating subscriptions.

In one year, a man from Norwich who suffers mental health problems received a holiday to Tunisia, a subscription to an internet dating site, driving lessons and expensive art materials.

This was on top of state benefits. He claimed he needed ‘some time out, some rest and a change of scenery’ after a mental breakdown. He also argued that a break in Tunisia with a friend was cheaper than a week in institutional care.

And we thought we were joking when we talked about a trip around the world earlier.

A survey by The Outsiders and TLC [sic] Trustsgroups which campaign for the sexual rights of people with disabilities – found most local authorities said they did not ‘condone’ transfer of their funds to pay for sex.

But of 121 councils who responded, 97 per cent said they had no offical [sic] policy on the topic. Instead, they left decisions to the discretion of their social workers and junior managers.

Nevertheless, 53 per cent of the councils were said to have a strategy that ‘explicitly empowered’ disabled people to pursue their sexual aspirations

Liz Sayce, chief executive of disability network Radar, agreed with the social worker the desire for sexual relations was a matter of human rights…

At least now we know why Bill Clinton has pushed so hard for a British-style healthcare system over the years.

(Thanks to DW for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “UK Pays For Disabled To Visit Prostitutes”

  1. DW says:

    From the “You just can’t make this stuff up category” (and Britain’s Daily Mail Online):

    Councils pay for disabled to visit prostitutes and lap-dancing clubs from £520m taxpayer fund
    By Paul Sims

    A ‘man of 21 with learning disabilities has been granted taxpayers’ money to fly to Amsterdam and have sex with a prostitute.

    His social worker says sex is a ‘human right’ for the unnamed individual – described as a frustrated virgin.

    His trip to a brothel in the Dutch capital’s red light district next month is being funded through a £520million scheme introduced by the last government to empower those with disabilities.
    They are given a personal budget and can choose what services this is spent on.

    The man’s social worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said his client was an ‘angry, frustrated and anxious young man’ who had a need for sex.

    ‘He’s planning to do more than just have his end away – he’s having a holiday,’ he said.

    ‘He has been to two sexual health and sexual awareness courses and basically wants to try it.

    ‘The girls in Amsterdam are far more protected than those on UK streets. Let him have some fun – I’d want to.

    Full lunacy here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1303273/Councils-pay-disabled-visit-prostitutes-lap-dancing-clubs.html

    Wow. Just wow.
    Remember all the stories on here about the state of British medical care?
    Apparently sex is a human right, effective cancer treatment is not.

    And shouldn’t British tax dollars be going to British brothels? More proof that outsourcing jobs means somebody gets screwed eventually…(sorry, I just had to…)

    • jobeth says:

      “Remember all the stories on here about the state of British medical care?”

      As I read your comment story, that is the first thing I thought. I also thought of the breast ca patients not receiving medication due to it’s expense. Of course we do have to have priorities.

      ‘Ummm’, says the death panel member…’What should I do here…sex, is a human right…and after all we have the this extra money for a little fun…even a vacation for him.. Poor guy. And he is agitated so we must pacify him….check. Besides…I would like it too…I feel a little anger building myself…I wonder if I can get an extra ticket…any one else on the panel feeling anxious?

      Life saving treatment?…uhhh,…naw… way too expensive This woman has already lived so she’s had her chance. Sorry gal, but we do have to set priorities…”

      Oddly enough just today FoxNews had a story on this same Breast cancer drug. Seems our own non-existent death panel is trying to get this drug struck off as well here in the US before we go whole hog into this Obalmy non care plan.

      According to the story, not enough people lived long enough to make it worth the cost. Of course to the ones it does work on it is a Godsend. No matter though. If we “waste” that money, we can’t have another panel position to hire.

      Pay no mind to that silly study that gives American women a much higher life expectancy for breast ca patients compared to the UK and other countries who ban the drug.

  2. sheehanjihad says:

    This doesn’t surprise me….see, we are doing approximately the same thing….Obama is the pimp, his socialist legislation is the whore, we are the “johns”…paying through the nose, and yes, we are collectively getting effed.

    Nancy Pelosi is wearing a see through tube top and a mini skirt…..Harry Reid is decked out in a lime green leisure suit with white ermin trim….and Barney Fwank is wearing thigh high fish nets, spike heels, and a leather bra…standing on the Capitol steps beckoning to the taxpayer seductively….

    The biggest difference? WE HAVE NO CHOICE! Talk about uber whores….no wonder they want to make prostitution legal….it makes them legitimate.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I can’t get the vision of Barney (manho’) Fwank out of my mind.
      Thanks, I need to go to England now and get on that “Sex Junket’ to Amsterdam. I’ll need lots of female reassurance and fishnet therapy.

  3. proreason says:

    MY BACK!! I just hurt my back by commenting on S&L.

  4. NoNeoCommies says:

    “Who says he can’t do what he wants?”
    The people who foot the bill should be able to restrict how the money is spent.
    Just like in California, where people on the dole were using ATMs in casinos and strip clubs for cash (for what?).


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