Helena Barrow, the former manager of the Chaseley Nursing Home in Eastbourne, England has been forced to defend the unusual “holistic care” offered to her residents by prostitutes.
Care workers would take the prostitutes to a resident’s room, put a special red sock on the door and check on them every 15 minutes, reports The London Times.
The nursing home, which cares for disabled ex-servicemen, has long had a policy of allowing sex workers.
However, a spokesman for the East Sussex city council said that it was unaware of the practice and was investigating.
Barrow said: “Sex workers are allowed by law to sexually enable people, but care workers are not."
On one occasion, strippers even made a visit to the nursing home.
Tuppy Owens, of the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance, said: “Many disabled people are living in perpetual frustration. What’s illegal is for disabled people to be denied their human rights.”