Protestors have taken their fight to County Hall amid an ongoing row over the treatment of an elderly woman they say is being "treated like a prisoner" in a care home.

Campaigners have claimed Christine Lee was "illegally" moved from her Gorleston flat to All Hallows care home in Bungay following an assessment of her health.

But the 75-year-old, who has MS, is now facing eviction in a week's time from the facility where she has spent the last year of her life with no idea where she will end up.

Eastern Daily Press: Protestors gathered outside County Hall in Norwich, calling on Norfolk County Council to respond to their claimsProtestors gathered outside County Hall in Norwich, calling on Norfolk County Council to respond to their claims (Image: Owen Sennitt)

Outside County Hall on Monday morning, Glenys, a friend of Mrs Lee, made a speech calling for NCC and NorseCare to respond, in which she said: "This isn't a board game, this is her life.

"She is a cheerful lady who loves mixing with other people. 

"By isolating her in All Hallows, you have isolated her from the very people who make her life worthwhile.

"You may not know her but you should stick up for her because at some point we could all be Christine."

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Eastern Daily Press: All Hallows care home in BungayAll Hallows care home in Bungay (Image: Bruno Brown)

NorseCare, which delivers adult social care services on behalf of Norfolk County Council, issued Mrs Lee a 28-day notice on August 14, effectively evicting her from All Hallows and leaving her without care if she returns to St Augustine's, her assisted living complex in Gorleston.

A NorseCare spokesman said: “We take our responsibilities as care providers very seriously and strive to ensure residents receive the best care. 

"In very rare cases such as this one, we feel it is in the resident's best interest to be supported in a new home which is better equipped to meet the resident's and relatives' needs."

NorseCare has said it is working with the family to find alternative accommodation.

But her family, who live in Lincolnshire, said attempts to find a home near them have proved challenging.

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Eastern Daily Press: Christine Lee (right) with her granddaughter Amelia outside St Augustine’s Place.Christine Lee (right) with her granddaughter Amelia outside St Augustine’s Place. (Image: Submitted)

They have previously appealed the decision to keep her at the Bungay residence for longer than initially agreed but NorseCare has reportedly said they would not be able to provide 24-hour emergency care at her St Augustine's flat if she returned. 

Marilyn Heath, steering group member of JR Information and Monitoring Group who have taken up Mrs Lees' cause, said: "She is not just a sack of potatoes to be moved around.

"The decision to take her away from her independent life in Gorleston was based on an illegal assessment of her health as no family member or advocate was present.

"Her treatment is disgusting."

A video of Mrs Lee speaking about her plight posted on X (formerly Twitter), has been widely shared gaining thousands of views.

In the footage, she calls on people to help, arguing she had "everything she needed" at her flat in Gorleston, where she was able to live more independently with the help of visiting carers.

She said: "I can't understand why I can't go home."

Her family has said Mrs Lee has been calling them in tears due to the stress of the situation.

Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk County HallNorfolk County Hall (Image: Mike Page)

A Norfolk County Council spokeswoman said: "Sometimes, when someone’s needs are particularly high it is not possible to provide the right, safe level of care in their existing home and this can include in housing with care.

"We are confident that we have met the requirements set out in the Care Act and that Mrs Lee has been getting the right care to meet her needs.

"She has always been free to leave the care home and we have always acted in her best interests.

“We are currently working with Mrs Lee and her family to find her an alternative home. Separately, we have agreed to identify an independent social worker to undertake a further assessment of her needs.”