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Why Coronation Street’s Izzy Armstrong Held Up An Adult Nappy At Labour Conference 2015

September 28, 2015

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston brandished an incontinence pad as she dramatically hit out at Tory cuts yesterday(SUN).

The actress who plays headstrong factory machinist Izzy Armstrong shocked activists at Labour’s annual conference when she produced the “adult nappy” at the Real Britain fringe, hosted by the Mirror and the Unite union.

“Does anybody need the loo? Or did you all go before you came in?” she asked the packed meeting.

“Because they have come up with a solution; they are saying that we are to wear these,” she revealed, holding up the pants.

There were gasps of horror and some delegates wept as Cherrylee outlined the indignity suffered by those targeted.

“This is a suggestion for a solution to independence. You’ve got to remember, you’re not incontinent. This is just purely a way to save money,” she told the Brighton meeting.

Councils are being forced to slash support because of Government funding cuts.

And town halls are increasingly suggesting disabled people who are not incontinent use the pads to “give them more independence” said the TV star, who uses a wheelchair because she has the rare tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos Type III hypermobility type.

The humiliating practice first hit the headlines in 2011 when the Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a disabled ex-ballerina for an overnight carer as “shameful”.

Elaine McDonald, then 68, was not incontinent but had to use incontinence pads overnight because her council refused to pay for a nighttime carer to take her to the toilet.

 

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  1. September 28, 2015 5:17 pm

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.

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