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Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland, 2015-16

Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland, 2015-16

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511803

This Statistics Release presents the latest client and expenditure figures (financial year 2015-16) for Free Personal and Nursing Care (FPNC), which was introduced in Scotland in 2002. This release presents information from a variety of sources to give a picture of: the number of people that benefit from Free Personal Care and Free Nursing Care in Scotland; and the amount that Local Authorities spend on personal care services.

Executive Summary

In 2015-16, nearly 78,000 people in Scotland benefited from Free Personal and Nursing Care, with nearly 31,000 people in Care Homes and approximately 47,000 people living in their own home. Nearly 10,000 self-funding Care Home residents received weekly payments for Free Personal Care (ages 65+) and / or Free Nursing Care (all ages).

In 2015-16 the amount spent by local authorities on FPNC payments to self-funding Care Home residents totalled £127 million, around the same as in the previous year. In 2015-16 the amount spent by local authorities on providing personal care services to older people in their own home totalled £371 million, an increase of 2% on the previous year.