Scottish groups join to force the pace of change

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

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.

Comments are closed.

Latest blog posts

Inconstant gardeners

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Last Saturday was fine and dry so I managed to put in a few hours on our allotment. Not...

When the chips go down . . .

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I have heard people say they couldn’t get by without their smartphone, and I suppose this must be true...

Loneliness behind the front doors

By Guest Blogger KEITH LEWIN

Last week SCIE issued its monthly ‘Briefing for Commissioners’, its focus is on social isolation which it correctly says “can...