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I met with Cabinet Secretary for Health Alex Neil to discuss this issue in May 2013 but no Scottish Government action was taken forward as a result.  I later sent him an open letter calling for more residential care options in Scotland but, again, the Scottish Government didn’t commit to taking a fresh look at this issue.

In addition, I have brought up the issue of long-term residential care in formal written evidence submissions to Scottish Parliament consultations and have raised the issue in the local and national media.

As the lack of suitable residential care options is a problem affecting the whole of the UK, I also met with UK Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP to bring the issue to his attention.