Willie Rennie

Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Fife

@willie_rennie

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  • Scottish Parliament: Home Care (Availability) 3 Oct 2019

    3. On Monday, I met Douglas Dawson at St Andrews House care home. The local authorities have been unable to provide a care package so that he can go home, and he has been stuck there for 18 months. Now the authorities want to charge him £26,000 for 24-hour care that he does not need in a care home that he does not want to live in. Mr Dawson told me that that is a completely degrading way of...
  • Scottish Parliament: Home Care (Availability) 3 Oct 2019

    If the Government had kept its bedblocking promise four years ago, Mr Dawson would not be subject to that degrading treatment. He is not alone. There have been 2 million unnecessary bed stays in Scottish hospitals since Scottish ministers promised to stop the practice completely. There is a home-care crisis across the country, and it is getting worse. In Fife alone, 400 people are waiting for...
  • Scottish Parliament: Food and Drink Sector (Glasgow) 2 Oct 2019

    This summer, I spent the day at Easter Grangemuir farm, which is near Pittenweem, picking strawberries, in order to understand the impacts of the shortage of workers on that sector. I am interested to hear from the minister what discussions she has had with the United Kingdom Government about making sure that the sector has sufficient workers to succeed.

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Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Also represented Mid Scotland and Fife

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