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A proper British nursing home offers its residents strippers and prostitutes, sparking a debate over sexual rights of the disabled.
To provide complete care for its residents, Chaseley Trust - a venerable British nursing facility housed in an ornate seaside mansion - offers amenities such as a movie theater, a gymnasium and a pool table. It also, from time to time, invites prostitutes and strippers to provide their services to residents.
"People have needs," said manager Helena Barrow, as quoted in The Sun
. "We are there to help. We respect our residents as individuals so that's why we help this to happen. If we refused, we would not be delivering a holistic level of care."
The revelation has ignited a nationwide debate over the rights of the disabled, and over the role of sex in assisted living facilities. The local East Sussex County Council has started an investigation into the home's use of strippers and prostitutes
, according to The Inquisitr
"This has the potential to place vulnerable East Sussex residents at risk of exploitation and abuse," a council spokesman told The Inquisitr.
Nonetheless, Barrow claims the practice has the support of Chaseley's staff, who said they might otherwise be sexually harassed by the
residents - some of whom are as young as 18 years and have neurological conditions.