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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00959: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the delivery of post-diagnostic support for people with dementia to be a guarantee or a target.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 11 July 2016

The Scottish Government designed a national target to give effect to a guarantee that everyone newly diagnosed with dementia between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 will have received at least a year’s worth of post-diagnostic support, coordinated by a named link worker. This includes the development of a comprehensive and personalised care and support plan.