Free Personal And Nursing Care, Scotland, 2013-14

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

This document is part of a collection

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

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