Fees planning group says funding well will run dry

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

Symponia, a Scottish group concerned with long term care fees planning, says media reports claiming that funding for free personal care for the elderly residents of Scotland is running out, comes as no surprise. Founder and managing director of Symponia Janet Davies said the well of funding for the personal care allowance of £145 per week available to people over 65 in Scotland, was always destined to run dry. “When this initiative was launched four years ago, Scotland was held up as exemplary, leading the vanguard in care funding for the UK,” said Ms Davies. “However, as with the national pensions pot, it was apparent to many that this was not a realistic and long term solution, so it comes as no surprise to hear that waiting lists for this benefit are escalating.” Dundee City Council is currently operating a 90-day waiting period between an assessment and a care package being in place, because of a shortage of funds. Fourteen other councils in Scotland are said to have waiting lists for local resid

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