Michael Calvert with his mother, centre, and sister
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Family told Michael Calvert can be cared for near Wigton home

The family of a Cumbrian man who has Down's Syndrome and dementia has been told he can be cared for in his home town.

Health officials had previously said Michael Calvert's needs could be better met at a specialist dementia care unit 20 miles away from where he grew up.

His mum and sister mounted a campaign for him to be allowed to stay in Wigton, with people of a similar age, and received 150,000 signatures of support.

The health trust said it was pleased a satisfactory outcome had been agreed.

  • 19 Jan 2015