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Further rise in cost of free personal care

The cost of free personal care in Scotland increased by another £8 million last year, leaving the total bill at £458 million.

The rise comes amid warnings that, due to Scotland’s rapidly ageing population, the cost of the initiative which has been in place since 2002 is in danger of spiralling further. 196 more words

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Means testing is not the solution in the face of Scotland’s ageing population

Age Scotland’s Campaigns and Communications Manager, Lindsay Scott, discusses the flaws in means testing for older people in Scotland. 

The recent suggestion in the Scotsman… 278 more words


Free elderly care tax rises warning

Ever since Gordon Brown announced plans to give free personal care to the elderly late last year, the policy has faced a sustained barrage of criticism. 423 more words

Adult Social Care

Can England afford free personal care?

This will have set alarm bells ringing in Westminster this morning; Harriet Dempster, president of Scottish social work body the Association of Directors of Social Work, has admitted on radio that Scotland may not be able to afford its policy of free social care for all elderly people for much longer. 259 more words

Adult Social Care

Critics condemn planned cuts to fund free social care plan

Another day, another political row about the government’s free social care at home for the elderly plan. Today, it’s how the plan is being funded. 286 more words

Adult Social Care

Consensus needed on future of social care

As the debate continues over the announcement in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech of plans for free personal care at home for those in most need, what it does highlight is a lack of political consensus over the future of social care. 266 more words

Adult Social Care

Queen’s Speech not enough for social care bodies

While the announcement of free personal domiciliary care for those with the greatest need was a central point of today’s Queen’s Speech, finding anyone with a positive outlook on it is difficult. 334 more words

Adult Social Care