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Elderly care must be priority

Sir,

Thousands of older people are missing out on free personal care payments because of delays in assessing and arranging care.

As a result of data supplied by councils to the Age Scotland charity through Freedom of Information, we have found around 4,000 older people are waiting longer than six weeks for a financial assessment.

Some were waiting several months, and in one case someone waited almost two years for care to be arranged following their assessment.

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