Date lodged: 23 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether community alarms or telecare services will be included in its forthcoming feasibility study on the introduction of free personal care for some people under the age of 65.
Answered by: Shona Robison 8 December 2016
We have committed to undertaking a feasibility study in 2017 into the extension of free personal care to those people under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of dementia. Although community alarms do not count as personal care, no decision has been made as to the scope of the feasibility study.