Survey suggests personal care in Scotland is failing to meet needs

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

A consultation exercise undertaken by Age Concern Scotland as part of the Audit Scotland review of free personal and nursing care has uncovered a reduction in the provision of cleaning, laundry and shopping services across Scotland.

The exercise, which involved 10 focus groups and a total of 60 older people in different locations, also found that very few older people knew about the free personal care policy despite claims from local authorities that they were providing information to potential recipients.

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