This Statistics Release presents the latest national figures for Social Care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. All local authorities in Scotland provide Social Care services which give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community.
This release combines the previously separate Home Care Services and Self-Directed-Support (Direct Payments) publications. It includes a new section summarising the Social Care data, as well as more detailed figures for Home Care, Community Alarm and Telecare, Meals Services, Housing Support and Direct Payments. A substantially revised Social Care services statistical data collection was introduced this year for the new publication.