Scottish groups join to force the pace of change
Time is critical. That was the message carried by 14 national organisations at a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament held on the anniversary of the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care “With Respect To Old Age” Co-ordinated by Age Concern Scotland (ACS), the demonstration featured clocks, small, large and giant, to give the message that time is not on the side of today’s older generation, many of whom face stark choices on long term care. A petition carrying 11,000 signatures was presented to the Scottish Parliament, calling for the recommendations of the Royal Commission, which was chaired by Sir Stewart Sutherland, to be put into action. The organisations have since written an open letter to the English and Scottish governments.