Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that efforts to implement what is known as Franks Law will continue to have the full support of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, as a members’ bill was brought forward today.
At their last conference, Scottish Liberal Democrats passed a motion that also urged the Scottish Government and the SFA to examine what support can be given to ex-football players suffering from dementia.
Commenting Mr Cole-Hamilton said:
“The hard work of Amanda Kopel has made sure Frank’s Law remains on the political agenda, keeping pressure on the Scottish Government to act and resulting in a members’ bill.
“While Liberal Democrats were instrumental in introducing free personal care for the elderly, it is absolutely essential that action is now taken to ensure people under the age of 65 with a degenerative illnesses have access to the personal care and support they need.
“Frank’s Law has the full support of the Liberal Democrats and we look forward to joining MSPs across the political divide in making sure this is guaranteed in legislation. We now have an opportunity to act and I hope all politicians choose to do so.”