Concerns grow over funding for long-term care

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/04
By: Long Pei-ning and Frances Huang

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Concerns are running deeper over where funding will come from 201507040011t0001for those in need of long-term care, despite the passing of the Legislative Yuan’s much-awaited long-term care service bill in May, a social welfare alliance said Saturday.

The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟) said that even though Taiwan now has the long-term care service act in place, the government’s financial resources are limited, so people in need are still unlikely to receive sufficient and necessary assistance.

The UCPA is organized by several sub-social welfare groups, such as the Federation for the Welfare and the Elderly (老人福利推動聯盟), the Taiwan Women’s Link (台灣女人連線), and the Awakening Foundation (婦女新知基金會).     [FULL  STORY]

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