Rising costs see rationing of free personal care in Scotland

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

A report by Audit Scotland has shown that Scottish local authorities have introduced rationing of care services to control in response to the rising demand for free personal care for older people.

The review has found that central funding for free personal care now fails to meet the costs borne by councils, with the shortfall estimated at £46m – 63m in 2005-6. Audit Scotland warns that costs will rise further as the proportion of elderly people in the population increases.

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