Scottish Government's £4.5m plan for neurological care and support

Parkinson’s UK Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government's first-ever neurological action plan that will see an investment of £4.5 million over five years.

The Framework for Action aims to improve care and support for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s. The plan's launch also saw the announcement of investment of £4.5m over five years to deliver change.

Annie Macleod, Director of Parkinson’s UK Scotland said:

“There are about 12,500 people with Parkinson's in Scotland, and we know that they will welcome this recognition that services for people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions are a priority for improvement. Neurological conditions are often complex and hard to live with for individuals and everyone close to them. Too many people feel that they are "left to get on with it" without the information, support and public understanding that would improve their quality of life. This plan is a positive first step in a journey to better care and support, and we are looking forward to seeing how much of a change will be made over the next five years. 

“We hope that the £4.5m that the Minister has pledged today is ‘new’ money and will be invested in making a meaningful difference for people with neurological conditions. Parkinson’s UK Scotland looks forward to working with the Scottish Government to ensure the needs of people with Parkinson’s are reflected in the implementation of the new plan.”

To read the plan visit the Scottish Government website.