Highland Council has agreed a motion on free personal care

Highland Council has agreed the following motion on free personal care:

The Council notes that, currently, legislation enables personal care to be provide free for people in Scotland aged over 65, provided they are assessed as needing it. In the spirit of fairness and equality and to ensure that vulnerable people are not going without assistance and help, we resolve the following action is taken by the Highland Council:-
The Council commends the campaign by Mrs Amanda Kopel - "Frank's Law"- to request that the Scottish Government extends free personal care to anyone under the age of 65 who requires such care for their dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cancer, progressive supranuclear palsy (or any other degenerative brain disease).

The Council therefore instructs the Chief Executive to write to the First Minister requesting her to consider the introduction of a "Frank's Law" so that free personal care is extended to under 65s as set out above”.

Signed: Mr A Christie   Mr H Wood   Mr J Stone   Ms A MacLean   Mr K MacLeod

27 Oct 2016
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