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Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws

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Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic : The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws. / Westwood, Sue.

Law and Society Association. 2021.

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Westwood, S 2021, Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws. in Law and Society Association. Law and Society Association Annual Conference 2021, 26/05/21.

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Westwood, S. (2021). Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws. In Law and Society Association

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Westwood S. Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws. In Law and Society Association. 2021

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Westwood, Sue. / Discounting older disabled people in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic : The English government’s breaches of care, equality and human rights laws. Law and Society Association. 2021.

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