Coroner calls for lessons to be learned following Norfolk man’s death in ‘horrific’ circumstances

A coroner has demanded lessons be learned after social services failed to check on an 82-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who was then found dead in “horrific” circumstances.

Social services staff were supposed to check on Kenneth Mills four times a day, but they failed to do so and his son faced the “terrible trauma” of finding his father dead and his frail mother lying in her own urine next to him.

Coroner William Armstrong is writing to Norfolk County Council raising his “deep concern” about why the family were failed.

Bosses at County Hall have said the case has prompted a review of their processes and prompted changes to the way they work to prevent it happening again.

Mr Mills, from Caistor Lane, Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich, died from natural causes at home in September last year.

An inquest heard that Mr Mills, a former audio visual-technician, was found dead at home by his son Jeremy, slumped in his wheelchair with his wife Elizabeth lying beside her wheelchair.

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