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MORE money and training is to be given to foster carers in an effort to reduce the council's reliance on independent agencies – currently costing upwards of £1 million a year.
A pensioner is mounting a legal battle to force NHS Scotland to pay for her mother’s care home costs – a challenge which could spark claims on behalf of sick and elderly residents across the country.
A care home on the Scottish borders has been given a reprieve over closure threat, after significant improvements were made.
Highland Council chiefs confirmed a badly-kept secret yesterday – that they want councillors to scrap the local authority’s £30million pledge to construct five care homes.