Saturday, October 31, 2009

Row over funding for care of the Elderly - Situation is 'immoral" says Liz

Liz and Cawdor man Richard Campbell-Howes feature in a Press and Journal article this morning. Richard is campaigning for his mother to receive all the funding she is due under the terms of a £1.2 million award the Scottish Government gave to the Highland Council. The article states:
'Nairn Provost Councillor Liz MacDonald said some families would be as much as £5,500 out of pocket, and she was aware of four families who had been hit.'
Mary Scanlon MSP is also quoted saying that the Highland Council could face legal action. The accusation then is that the Council is subsidising its budget with money designated for caring for the elderly and infirm. More details on the Press and Journal site.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Very interesting indeed. My mother recently (last May) went into residential/nursing care and so far Highland Council's part subsidy of her costs has not been affected, but I'll be watching this situation closely.