COSLA RESPONSE TO AGE SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Local authority social care services are coming under increasing pressure as the number of older people requiring care is growing, with their needs becoming more complex.

"Councils have to manage this rise in demand within the context of decreasing public funds. This inevitably creates challenges for our health and social care system and councils are working hard with their partners in Integration Joint Boards to assess risk, prioritise needs, and target the resources we do have in a fair and transparent manner."

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Mon, 24/04/2017 - 16:00