Date lodged: 23 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-01490 by Aileen Campbell on 26 July 2016, to what factors it attributes the decline in care home places since 2000, and what its position is on this matter.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 12 September 2016
In line with our vision, Scottish Government policies are enabling more people to live longer and more independently in their own homes, which results in fewer people needing residential care.
Our legislation to integrate health and social care has provided a platform for health boards and local authorities, along with third and independent sectors, to work together to ensure people are supported to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible, in their own homes.