The National Autistic Society (NAS) has told a family it is “very sorry” and agreed to pay them £70,000 after it was claimed a 54-year-old autistic man in their care was neglected.

Martyn Hussey moved from  into supported living accommodation run by NAS in 2015 to be nearer to family members.

During the five years that followed, Mr Hussey’s family said there was a “systematic failure” by the charity “to provide appropriate care”.

His sister Jules Hussey also said workers at the care home did not provide him with the right medication, failed to take him to medical appointments, failed to account for his money or provide agreed upon one-to-one support.

The out-of-court settlement was made after Ms Hussey sought advice from specialist law firm SEN Legal.