Date lodged: 23 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the number of care home places.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 14 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. We are providing more than £0.5 billion additional funding over three years to help Health and Social Care Partnerships establish new ways of working, and investing a further £250 million per year to protect and grow social care services.