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Debate on ending charges for Social Care

By on November 25, 2016 in News

The Scottish Parliament is debating a motion on charging for social care on Tuesday 6th of December.  The motion is outlined below.

If you would like to attend the debate, you can book a ticket by following this link

The debate has been introduced by Johann Lamont MSP and there will be a reception beforehand to meet MSPs.  If you would like to attend email:

The Motion:

ParlThat the Parliament considers that disabled people and people with long-term conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease in Glasgow and throughout Scotland are increasingly paying more for social care services;

  • understands that campaign groups, including Scotland Against the Care Tax, and Frank’s Law, are concerned about the effects of this charging;
  • considers that social care is essential to enabling them to enjoy their human rights;
  • further considers that the current local authority charging regimes may be discriminatory in applying different rules to people of different ages without sufficient objective justification,
  • and notes the calls to explore ways of making social care charging fairer with a view to ending the practice altogether.


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