STORY – Due to a lack of space on the national territory, several thousand people with disabilities were forced to leave.
Residents tied up, mistreated, inadequate care, hygiene problems… In March, France decided to repatriate the 74 French disabled people taken care of in the area of Taintignies, a Belgian institution. A first. This center located in Wallonia had its accreditation withdrawn due to “Serious breaches” observed during inspection.
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Beyond this emergency situation, Emmanuel Macron pledged last year that there would be no “No more forced departure of disabled people abroad” by the end of 2021. It remains to apply this promise in the field while there are still some 8,500 French people, adults or disabled children, cared for in Belgium in 227 Walloon establishments.
Sophie Cluzel, Secretary of State for People with Disabilities went to a specialized reception center (MAS) in Châtillon, Hauts-de-Seine, on Friday to take stock of these returns. There she met Nataly, a 38-year-old autistic. Ancient
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