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S5W-20736: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve (a) respite and (b) residential care options for people with neurological conditions, and what action it can take to ensure that they are not placed in older people's care homes if it is considered that other options would be preferable.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 16 January 2019

Integration Authorities have been established to ensure a greater emphasis on community-based and more joined-up and anticipatory care which will benefit a wide range of people including people with neurological conditions.

Further to this we have developed a draft National Action Plan on Neurological Condition, which is currently open for public consultation. We want to ensure that people living with neurological conditions have consistent access to the best possible care and support. This plan sets out a vision for driving improvement in the care, treatment and support available to people living with neurological conditions – and their carers - in Scotland.

Within the draft plan are a number of commitments to support Integration Authorities to improve services and support for people with neurological conditions, including respite care.