Care row as council boss helps pensioner
A COUNCIL boss was forced to personally intervene to ensure a disabled pensioner received care from the authority amid a backlog affecting more than 60 people.
Aberdeen City Council’s chief executive Valerie Watts stepped in after family members contacted their local councillors to express serious concerns about the welfare of their relative.
Dozens of other older people are stuck on a waiting list for care-at-home services, with delays of months being reported due to a growing demand and staff shortages. The figures have sparked a row, with the opposition SNP group claiming more should be done to address the “alarming” issue, which has been building up since June.
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