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Disabled man in bungalow move row

A disabled man from Sussex has said he will be a prisoner in his own home if he is forced to move out of specialist care in Burgess Hill and into a bungalow in Peacehaven.

Graphic designer Simon Gray has been told by East Sussex County Council he will have to move and start living independently on Thursday.

He told BBC South East's health correspondent Mark Norman the house had not yet been adapted for wheelchair users, and Burgess Hill town councillor Anne Jones said Mr Gray's needs had to be met.

The county council said it had a statutory duty to provide care and to ensure property was suitable for an individual's needs. It said there was a formal process that allowed people to challenge the authority's actions.

  • 26 Jan 2015