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Councils pay for prostitutes for the disabled

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I find this amusing and at the same time have to wonder if voters in those countries pay any attention to what their government is doing.

Councils pay for prostitutes for the disabled - Telegraph
One local authority is using its budget to pay for the services of a prostitute in Amsterdam, while others have said visits to lap dancing clubs are permissible under new policies which transfer funds directly to those who receive care from social services.

Holidays abroad, subscriptions for internet dating and driving lessons have all been funded by the taxpayer under a national initiative introduced by the last Government.

The £520 million scheme promised to give elderly people and those with disabilities more control over the care they received, by passing on cash so individuals could choose the services they needed, such as home help, or mobility aids.

An investigation by The Sunday Telegraph can disclose that exotic holidays, internet dating subscriptions and adventure breaks, as well as visits to sex workers and lap dancing clubs have been permitted under the system.

One local authority has agreed a care plan including payment for a 21-year-old with learning disabilities to have sex with a prostitute in Amsterdam next month.

His social worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said social services were there to identify and meet the needs of their clients – which, in the case of an angry and frustrated young man, meant paying for sex.

Another care worker said staff at her council had been told that trips to lap dancing clubs could be funded, if it could be argued that it would help the "mental and physical well being" of their client.

In response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, four local authorities describe themselves as "condoning" the payment of sex workers by disabled clients, using money transferred from their budgets.

Other councils said they took no moral judgement about the use of funds, but said care money could be spent on anything, as long as it was not illegal.

Paying for sex is not against the law but soliciting sexual services, kerb crawling and paying for sex with women who have been coerced into prostitution is.
 

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talk about ****ing away government money.
 

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Don't really see the issue. Those all seem like hallmarks of a mature society.
 

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Don't really see the issue. Those all seem like hallmarks of a mature society.


You are saying that you as a tax payer should have to work a extra for the government so that the handicap have prostitutes?
 

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You mean you prefer that the disabled be warehoused somewhere, locked away from society?
 

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Its their version of a "stimulus" package.:)
 

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You mean you prefer that the disabled be warehoused somewhere, locked away from society?
What does that have to do with the disabled getting hookers at the expense of tax payers?
 

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You are saying that you as a tax payer should have to work a extra for the government so that the handicap have prostitutes?
The purpose social services is to enable the handicapped to maintain a decent quality of life. For adults who don't have the training to be monks, a sex life of some sort might be useful for maintaining a good psychological outlook. If it improves their condition, then why not pay for it? It's probably less expensive than the drugs commonly employed to relieve stress and anxiety.
 
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One local authority is using its budget to pay for the services of a prostitute in Amsterdam, while others have said visits to lap dancing clubs are permissible under new policies which transfer funds directly to those who receive care from social services.
Good... Proves that they're far more civilized than us...

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The purpose social services is to enable the handicapped to maintain a decent quality of life. For adults who don't have the training to be monks, a sex life of some sort might be useful for maintaining a good psychological outlook. If it improves their condition, then why not pay for it? It's probably less expensive than the drugs commonly employed to relieve stress and anxiety.
That's going to be a hard sell to right wing America... many of them don't view sexuality as integral to proper health but rather something to be controlled.

I don't agree with entitlement funds being used to hire prostitutes, but I do understand the reasoning behind it.
 

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The purpose social services is to enable the handicapped to maintain a decent quality of life. For adults who don't have the training to be monks, a sex life of some sort might be useful for maintaining a good psychological outlook. If it improves their condition, then why not pay for it? It's probably less expensive than the drugs commonly employed to relieve stress and anxiety.
Only if they are unable to masturbate...
 

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The purpose social services is to enable the handicapped to maintain a decent quality of life. For adults who don't have the training to be monks, a sex life of some sort might be useful for maintaining a good psychological outlook. If it improves their condition, then why not pay for it? It's probably less expensive than the drugs commonly employed to relieve stress and anxiety.
If this is truly noble as you are trying to make it sound then surely they can have a hookers for the handicap charity paid for with private donations instead of demanding more work hours from the tax payers.
 

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Well, of course they paid for prostitutes. Who expects a working girl to just give it away?
 

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If government is tasked to provide sex, I'm sure it will all be of the quality we've come to expect from government services.
 

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If government is tasked to provide sex, I'm sure it will all be of the quality we've come to expect from government services.
The government isn't providing the sex, it's contracting private industry to provide the sex. It'll just be really expensive.

Though, I'm sure it's a Hell of a racket since the government surely wouldn't discriminate against sex workers for being unattractive...
 

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The government isn't providing the sex, it's contracting private industry to provide the sex. It'll just be really expensive.

Though, I'm sure it's a Hell of a racket since the government surely wouldn't discriminate against sex workers for being unattractive...
I can't wait to see this on USjobs.gov:

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST: The employee performs and coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work related to ensuring that all units are supplied with the services required to function optimally, including ensuring compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls. The employee performs procurement activities requiring advanced knowledge of procurement policies and practices; which may include testing suppliers, negotiating service contracts, and preparing significant and large purchase orders.

Duties: Identify and maintain lists of vendors and sources of supply for goods and services. Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production, and distribution capabilities as well as the reputation and history. Prepare specifications, solicitations, and requests for qualifications/proposals; research products and equipment; prepare product/equipment specifications. Obtain and review competitive bids, quotes, and proposals from vendors and contractors; discuss evaluations and review with requesters and subject matter experts. Negotiate with vendors for the best price over contracted services and purchases. Coordinate with selected vendors on supply and delivery of purchased items. Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contracted obligations; assist with clarifying contract requirements and resolving any conflicts. Recommend cyclical replacement of accountable property.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two years specialized experience as a sex worker manager or as fraternity liason to sorostitutes, including at least one year experience equivalent to work at the GS 8 level. Salary: $41,241-$62,401 (2010).
 

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A couple of my clients were disabled, so this really is no surprise to me.
 

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Haven't read the entire thread but am I to understand that if I get myself one of those blue, mirror-hanger, handicap permits they will send hooker's over to blow and screw me AND I get free, up-front parking? I am definitely gonna have to get me one of those things.

This A.A.R.P. card I got only does so much. And I can't even hang it off my mirror.
 

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All of the sudden many married Amsterdam men are walking out in front of moving cars.
 

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Sorry, folks, you have to be British, with a significant disability, and single, but then they take YOU to Amsterdam.
 

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You are saying that you as a tax payer should have to work a extra for the government so that the handicap have prostitutes?
I am doubly happy to pay such taxes if I know that this will enrage conservatives in America! In fact I always vote to pay more tax just to annoy the American Right.
 
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