Free elderly personal care too expensive27th November 2009
Harriet Dempster, the president of the Association of Directors of Social Work in Scotland, has warned that Scotland may no longer be able to afford free personal care for all its elderly population.
She said that spending cuts meant the policy may have to become means-tested. However the Scottish government insisted it was still committed to the policy and latest figures show that the policy is currently used by about 50,000 vulnerable people, though last year costs rose by 11% to £358m.
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Title: Free elderly personal care too expensive
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13399
Date Added: 27th Nov 2009