news Icon“They sleep like goats and no-one cares”: The role of social protection in promoting dignity for people who experience disability

11/09/2019

Helen Barrett He sleeps like a goat on the floor because she cannot afford for him to soil yet another mattress, she tells me. He is excluded from a nutrition programme, despite being malnourished, told by officials that this is part of his disability. She cannot leave him alone, and...

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