Scottish long term care


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

Age Concern Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Executive’s change of heart on personal care charges. Commenting on the announcement by Tom McCabe MSP that the Executive would bring forward proposals for free personal care ‘as soon as practicable’ after August, Maureen O’Neill, Director of Age Concern Scotland said; ‘We are delighted that the Scottish Executive has made a firm commitment to introduce free personal care in Scotland. This is good news for older people and their families. ‘The expert Development Group, announced yesterday by the Health Minister Susan Deacon will have to work hard and fast to come up with a firm, coherent strategy and clear timescale for the introduction of free personal care.’ Alzheimer Scotland – Action on dementia also welcomed the Scottish Executive’s commitment to legislate for free personal and nursing care for people with dementia. The result of the vote at the Scottish Executive, if carried through and implemented, could





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