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Ombudsman: Young People Living "Wasted Lives" In Nursing Homes

File image: Peter Tyndall/Rolling News

A significant number of people under the age of 65 who live with a disability, are living in homes against their wishes.

Younger people are living "wasted lives" in nursing homes due to a lack of State support, that's according to the Ombudsman.

Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, says a significant number of individuals under the age of 65 who live with a disability, are living in homes against their wishes.

Tyndall noted many believed their stay was temporary, and some with disabilities did not give informed consent about being placed in a facility long-term.

There are more than 1,300 under 65s in nursing homes in Ireland.

Mr. Tyndall says people want to live at home with help from the State:

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