MS man wants to die - who cares?
PUBLISHED: 12:13 09 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:16 24 May 2010
THE majority of carers in the Weston area are refusing to support a multiple sclerosis sufferer who says he just wants someone to kill him
THE majority of carers in the Weston area are refusing to support a multiple sclerosis sufferer who says he just wants someone to kill him.Neville Badger insists he has done nothing wrong and nothing to offend his carers despite the allegations of firing verbal abuse and sexual innuendos at them.The 45-year-old is now only visited by carers three days a week, and for the rest of the time he can get help in an emergency via the council's Carelink system, a 24-hour alarm response service.Mr Badger, of Vale Crescent, St Georges, says he has lived his life and has even pleaded with the House of Lords to change the law to make euthanasia legal so someone can end the pain he is living through.A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "The current situation has arisen because of Mr Badger's behaviour towards his carers which has resulted in the majority of care providers refusing to work with him."Mr Badger said: "I know all about the allegations I have supposed to have done and the things I have supposed to have said and it is just not true. I can sometimes get annoyed if I am made to eat or drink too fast but there's no way the things I have supposed to have said and done are true."My care has been cut as a result and all I can do now is lie in bed. It would just be a lot easier if they would just let me end it all."The council spokesman added: "Mr Badger is visited by carers regularly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at all other times can contact us via the Carelink system if he has an emergency."He is never in a position where he can't get help and the current package of care ensures that his essential care needs are met."A review has been carried out and we are continuing to speak to primary care representatives.