Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell is calling on constituents and organisations in Dumfriesshire to take part in a consultation which aims to end charges for free personal care for those under 65 living with conditions like dementia.


Mr Mundell is backing fellow Scottish Conservative MSP Miles Briggs’s Members Bill which has been dubbed “Frank’s Law”, following a lengthy campaign by Amanda Kopel, the wife of former footballer Frank Kopel who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59.


If implemented, personal care charges would be completely removed for those under 65 and Mr Mundell is calling on organisations such as charities and social care providers in his constituency to respond to Miles Briggs’s consultation which is running until early October.


Commenting Oliver Mundell MSP said: “I have been absolutely delighted to show my support in recent months for Frank’s Law and I applaud the work Miles Briggs has done on the bill.
“It is time to end the unfair age discrimination that exists when it comes to people living with life limited conditions and I know this would make a substantial difference for many families in Dumfriesshire who struggle with care costs.
“That’s why I’d urge individuals and organisations to respond to Miles’s consultation to show the strong support for his bill that exists in Dumfriesshire to ensure the law can become a reality.”


Best Regards,


Ewan McQueen


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The consultation can be found at www.scottishparliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/bills/105518.aspx

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