Consultation on Abolition of Social Care Charges Launched

Consultation on Abolition of Social Care Charges Launched

Stop The Care Tax
MSP Siobhan McMahon today launched a consultation on the abolition of non-residential social care charges.The consultation was launched at the Scottish Parliament and will be open until Friday 30th January 2016. Currently, many disabled people are being driven into poverty due to the increasing amounts of money that they have to pay as a contribution towards their social care. Ms McMahon believes that non-residential social care is an equality and human rights issue and, therefore, should be free at the point of delivery. She also believes that the current system is unfair, because charging procedures for these care services differ considerably between local authorities. Previously, a petition was lodged at the Scottish Parliament by the ‘Scotland Against the Care Tax’ group which was signed by 4013 people and urged the…
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Latest response to Petitions Committee on Care Charging

Latest response to Petitions Committee on Care Charging

Stop The Care Tax
We thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Cabinet Secretary’s letter of 19th March 2015. We are pleased to note that Scottish Government remains in discussion with COSLA over this matter. Resolving the question of social care charges is a key issue in establishing a fair Scotland which respects the human rights of disabled people. This has been a difficult problem for many years and one that has grown worse in recent years. We are not surprised that it will take time to resolve. It is heartening to see that our concerns are being taken seriously and are being discussed. We are do not believe that the Cabinet Secretary has answered the question that was put to her. At the meeting on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Jackson Carlow…
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