Date lodged: 25 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of people requiring personal care.
Answered by: Shona Robison 9 December 2016
Local authorities have a duty under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 to assess a person’s community care needs and decide whether to arrange any required services.
Approximately 77,000 people in Scotland benefit from Free Personal Care, with more than 30,000 people in Care Homes and nearly 47,000 people living in their own home.