East Dunbartonshire Conservative Council leader Andrew Polson has confirmed the council’s commitment to delivering the policy commonly known as Frank’s Law.
Councillor Polson’s commitment follows SNP-run South Ayrshire Council taking the decision to scrap funding for the policy, which is set to deliver free personal care for under 65’s who are living with conditions such as dementia.
Frank’s Law was only brought into law on April 1, but the Information Joint Board in South Ayrshire Council have axed the funding for the policy only months later.
Councillor Polson has hit out at the decision by the SNP-run council and reaffirmed the Conservative led council in East Dunbartonshire’s commitment to delivering the policy for local patients.
Commenting, Councillor Andrew Polson said: “The decision taken by SNP-led South Ayrshire Council to scrap funding for Frank’s Law is an astonishingly poor judgement.
“This is a policy which has the potential to be truly transformational for those living with conditions like dementia, yet South Ayrshire Council have axed it only months after it came into law.
“I can categorically confirm that absolutely will not be happening in East Dunbartonshire Council under my leadership as Conservative group leader.
“Our residents and communities will hugely benefit from the delivery of Frank’s Law and I can reassure them that this funding will be protected in the years to come.”
Local MSP Maurice Golden added: “This is hugely welcome news from the Conservative-led East Dunbartonshire Council.
“Frank’s Law will have huge benefits for communities across the region and I was proud to support this campaign as it progressed through the Scottish Parliament.
“Where SNP-led councils are already scrapping funding for the policy, councils led by the Scottish Conservatives are fully committed to ensuring that Frank’s Law is delivered in full.
“I look forward to seeing how this major policy benefits East Dunbartonshire in the years to come, helping some of our residents who need it most.”