Courtesy of the BBC

A survivor of the Nazi death march has been told he will not have to move into a care home after saying it would “remind him of being a prisoner of war”.

Robbie Clark, 96, from Brent, north west London, was facing the move after spending his savings on home care.

A petition in support of him staying in his home has attracted more than 187,000 signatures

Brent Council has since decided to pay the cost of his home care.

Mr Clark, a survivor of the Nazi death march across eastern Europe, is blind, deaf in one ear and needs 24-hour care.

The great grandfather, who suffered “severe anxiety and distress” when he was held by the Nazis, had asked the council for a more expensive care package so he could stay at home.

He was given a Help for Heroes grant to enable him to stay in his home of 46-years in the short-term, while care options for the future were explored by the council.

A petition to Brent Council against Mr Clark having to move to a care home, set up through the 38 Degrees website, attracted just over 187,000 signatures.

Brent Council’s Director for Adult Social Care Phil Porter said they would cover some of the cost of his care needed so he could stay at home, with the rest being set against the equity in his home.

“Our offer means Mr Clark can stay in his own home and receive the care which he wants through a live-in carer,” he added.

“He won’t have to worry about the cost, but neither will tax-payers have to foot all the bill.”