Mary Parkes once enjoyed weekly visits to her local Catholic church, evenings playing bingo and days spent in the company of her close-knit circle of friends.

But in the last years of her life, she became reliant on a wheelchair, often left alone in her room at a mouse-infested Bupa-run care home, according to her niece.

The widow, who had Lewy body dementia, spent four years at Gallions View care home, in Thamesmead, south-east London, from 2009 to 2013, where it’s claimed she was stripped of her dignity and nearly died after contracting sepsis.

She later moved to two other separate homes and died, aged 93, last December from a chest infection and dementia.

Full story in The Guardian, 23 November 2018

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