Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland, 2021-22
Statistics release presenting data on the number of people aged 18 and over that benefit from Free Personal Care (FPC) and Free Nursing Care (FNC) in Scotland, and the amount that Local Authorities spend on personal care services.
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This Statistics Release presents the latest client and expenditure figures for Free Personal and Nursing Care (FPNC) in the 2021-22 financial year.
FPNC includes Free Personal Care (FPC) and Free Nursing Care (FNC). FPC is provided for people in care homes and for people receiving care at home. FNC is also available for people assessed as requiring this without charge. More information about eligibility for these payments, and the care covered by them, is available in the Definitions and Eligibility section of this publication.
This release presents information submitted to the Scottish Government by Local Authorities to give a picture of:
- the number of people aged 18 and over receiving Free Personal Care (FPC) and Free Nursing Care (FNC) in Scotland
- the amount that Local Authorities spend on FPC and FNC payments to care home residents, and on providing free personal care services at home. Please note that the source of this expenditure data for those aged 65 and over in this publication differs from previous publications
Information on FPC for individuals aged 18 to 64 is included within this publication for the first time, after previously being published separately: Extension Of Free Personal Care To People Under The Age Of 65, Scotland, 2020-21.
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