Publication - Statistics

Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland, 2014-15

Published: 26 Apr 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786522252

This Statistics Release presents the latest client and expenditure figures (financial year 2014-15) 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.

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Free Personal and Nursing Care, Scotland, 2014-15
Executive Summary

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Executive Summary

This Statistics Release presents the latest client and expenditure figures (financial year 2014-15) for Free Personal and Nursing Care (FPNC), which was introduced in Scotland in 2002. Prior to 1st 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 that benefit from Free Personal Care and Free Nursing Care in Scotland
  • the amount that 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 30,260 long-stay residents in Care Homes in Scotland in 2014-15
46,750 people aged 65+ received a personal care service provided to them in their own home in 2014-15 Care Home residents aged 65 and over can receive £169 per week towards personal care (2014-15 rate)
10,280 self-funding Care Home residents aged 65+ received Free Personal Care payments in 2014-15
For those receiving personal care at home, on average people received 8.6 hours per week of care in 2014-15 Care Home residents of all ages can receive £77 per week towards nursing care (2014-15 rate)
Local authorities spent £368 million on providing / purchasing personal care services for people living at home in 2014-15 6,500 self-funding Care Home residents (all ages) received Free Nursing Care payments in 2014-15
Payments to self-funding Care Home residents cost local authorities £144 million in 2014-15

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