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