Guarded welcome for CDG report

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

The Abbeyfield Scotland Society has given a guarded welcome to the Care Development Group (CDG) report entitled Fair Care for Older People. Abbeyfield said it was pleased to hear that the group was asked to bring forward proposals to ensure that older people in Scotland have access to high quality and responsive long-term care in the appropriate setting and on a fair and equitable basis, including proposals for the implementation of free personal care. For those people currently receiving care services at home, the CDG has recommended that, where these come within the definition of “personal care”, all charging should be ended from next April. The establishment of the CDG was announced in January by the Scottish Executive Minister for Health and Community Care, Susan Deacon MSP. However, Abbeyfield Scotland believes some of the proposals fall short of the goal, saying the capping of payments at £90 and £65 per week respectively for nursing and personal care in a care home setting seems completely unrealisti

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