Age Concern Scotland welcomes ‘Fair Care’ report’s proposals

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Age Concern Scotland has welcomed the Care Development Group1s report on free personal care, Fair Care for Older People, published by the Scottish Executive. Age Concern Scotland director Maureen O1Neill said the Care Development Group had made excellent proposals about how to provide free personal care for older people who need it. One of the key recommendations was for personal care to be provided free at the point of delivery for older people who are assessed as needing it. “The report answers many questions, and does not shy away from the problem of future costs,” said Ms O1Neill. “It provides realistic estimates about future demand. By calling for ring-fencing of funding to local authorities for the care of older people, it will ensure that the money is spent where it is needed. “We are concerned about whether or not the proposals will affect individual older people1s entitlement to attendance allowance, and we are calling on the Department of Work and Pensions to ensure that no one loses their entitleme

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