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Issue 18

INTEGRATED CARE, EMPOWERMENT FOR OLDER PEOPLE, ADULTS WITH INCAPACITY, ROAD PRICING AND SCOTTISH TORIES & BREXIT

Welcome to Issue 18. We hope you enjoy this week's articles - we are interested in similar contributions from others in differing policy areas. In the next issue we will have a focus on consumer and transport so if you have a perspective you would like to share on this or another theme please contact us. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for a future edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 19 will be published in two weeks' time and fortnightly thereafter.

Creating a Culture of Empowerment for Older People

In Japan, the third Monday in September is “Respect for the Aged Day”(1) - an annual celebration of older people in society. Senior citizens are highly respected and celebrated. China and India are also renowned for their view that older people carry knowledge and skills that younger people aspire to.

How the Scottish Tories could have changed Brexit

On June 8th 2017, for the first time in a generation, the Scottish arm of the Conservative party, with its 13 MPs, put the Prime Minister into Downing Street.

Road Pricing

Tackling air pollution and helping protect our environment for future generations are critical, but while proposals to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 are ambitious, Reform Scotland believes that there are policy changes we can start making now which can help contribute towards those goal.

Adults with Incapacity

The regression of a healthy person into a state of incapacity is one of the most emotionally difficult circumstances they and their families will ever face. For those around them, in particular, the mental strain of having to make the right decision by their loved one is often severe, not to mention the financial pressure which often goes hand-in-hand.

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