Publication - Statistics

Free Personal And Nursing Care, Scotland, 2013-14

Published: 21 Apr 2015
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785443022

This Statistics Release presents the latest figures (financial year 2013-14) for expenditure on 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 benefiting from free personal care and free nursing care in Scotland

how much Local Authorities spend on personal care services

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Contents
Free Personal And Nursing Care, Scotland, 2013-14
1. Introduction

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1. Introduction

This Statistics Release presents the latest figures (financial year 2013-14) for expenditure on Free Personal and Nursing Care (FPNC), which was introduced in Scotland in 2002. Prior to 1 July 2002, people could be charged for personal care services provided in their own home and some residents in Care Homes had to fully fund their care from their own income and savings.

This release presents information from a variety of sources to give a picture of:

  • the number of people benefiting from free personal care and free nursing care in Scotland
  • how much Local Authorities spend on personal care services

CARE AT HOME

CARE HOMES

Since July 2002, people aged 65 and over can no longer be charged for personal care services provided in their own home

There were 30,400 long-stay residents in Care Homes in Scotland in 2013-14

47,810 people aged 65+ received a personal care service provided to them in their own home in 2013-14

Care home residents aged 65 and over can receive £166 per week towards personal care (rates for 2013-14)

10,180 self-funding care home residents aged 65+ received Free Personal care payments in 2013-14

For those receiving personal care at home, on average people received 8.6 hours per week of care

Care Home residents of all ages can receive £75 per week towards nursing care (rates for 2013-14)

Local Authorities spent £364 million on providing / purchasing personal care services for people living at home

6,430 self-funding care home residents (all ages) received Free Nursing Care payments

Payments to self-funding Care Home residents cost Local Authorities £130 million in 2013-14


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