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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-36215
Asked by: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 11 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received free personal and nursing care since the policy was introduced.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2021


Answer

Official statistics confirming the number of individuals who have received free personal and nursing care since 2008-09 are shown in the table below.

Individuals may receive care across both settings within the same year and/ or receive care across in either setting in multiple years.

  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Number of self-funders receiving FPNC / FPC payments (aged 65+) or FNC payments (all ages) in Care Homes* 9,640 9,380 9,550 9,720 9,580 9,840 9,910 9,870 10,390 10,120
Number of people aged 65+ receiving FPC at home* 44,200 46,660 46,950 47,010 47,170 47,810 46,750 46,910 45,660 47,070

 * data source Free personal and nursing care, Scotland, 2017-18 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)