Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the news that legislation to implement Frank’s Law in Scotland has been given the go ahead by MSPs, almost a year after the campaign was launched at Holyrood.
Frank’s Law was named after former Dundee Untied footballer Frank Kopel, who passed away at the age of 65 having suffered from dementia for many years, but was too young to qualify for support.
The new laws will allow those who are under 65 and suffer from conditions like dementia to receive free personal care.
His wife Amanda has spearheaded the campaign, and the Scottish Conservative MSP Miles Briggs helped lead the campaign in Parliament with a Private Members Bill.
Holyrood’s Health Committee today gave the legislation the green light, with a pledge by the Scottish Government to introduce it in 2019.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“I am delighted that Frank’s Law has been passed by MSPs and now it is up to the SNP Government to deliver on that mandate.
Local people from across Lochaber who are under 65 and suffer from conditions like dementia will now be able to benefit from free personal care, and the burden of the cost of care will for the most part be alleviated.
This is a step in the right direction and I look forward to seeing Frank’s Law finally come to fruition”.