Practice of flying care visits is widespread across Scotland says Leonard Cheshire charity

Damning figures show a third of Scots councils are using the “degrading” practice of flying care visits for vulnerable clients.

Over 5,000 Scots are being subjected to the 15 minute visits - referred to as time and task - according to the charity Leonard Cheshire. 

At least 5,182 people received personal care visits of 15 minutes or less for support with intimate care, based on data from councils that responded to the charity's Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to Scottish councils.   

The figures show that one in three - 31% - were commissioning 15 minute visits for the provision of personal care in 2016/17.

Ten councils responded to the FoI request while a further 13 local authorities gave unclear responses or did not provide responses at all.

Read more at http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/councils-slammed-over-degrading-15-minute-care-visits?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Third%20Force%20News%20-%20health-and-social-care&utm_content=Weekly%20Third%20Force%20News%20-%20health-and-social-care+CID_531436eb47d0c97f3aa872974ecfdbc2&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Councils%20slammed%20over%20degrading%2015%20minute%20care%20visits#A0zAfSdl36uZxAOo.99

 

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