Tax Pays For Carers To Escort Disabled Patients To Brothels
As reported in the Daily Telegraph, by Bruce McDougall and Mark Morri. August 5, 2011.
The NSW State Government is footing to bill for carers to escort disabled patients to brothels as part of their therapy.
Several patients have been granted government approval to visit prostitutes in brothels as part of their therapy.
The patients foot the bill for the sex session and the government pays for the carer to chaperone the client to and from the brothel.
It is estimated that patients are granted approval for at least 2 to 4 visits a year and some have been approved for once a month visits.
The visits are authorised under the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Sexuality and Human Relationships policy.
The policy is also backed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is accessed under the freedom of information laws which state patients have a “right to use a sex worker or sex aids”.
“Disabled people are human and have needs like anyone else,” the association’s general secretary Brett Holmes said.
“This is a therapeutic decision which can benefit both the patient and other residents in the facilities.
“The thinking behind this is that many of those who have urges can find a release which can stop or reduce inappropriate behaviour.”
Mr Holmes said it was often difficult for disabled people to engage in sexual or normal physical relationships.
This, especially, was the case while they were patients in state government facilities.
Credits – The Daily Telegraph