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Paralysed ex-soldier's care cut 'ruined' dignity

A paralysed former soldier said his dignity "has been ruined" by a council reducing the care he receives.

Adam Douglas was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003 and is paralysed from the waist down.

He now receives help from just one carer rather than two and the reduction sometimes means he has "to forego a wash and a shave" in the morning.

Leeds City Council said in a statement it would "be undertaking a reassessment" of the case.

  • 31 Jan 2017