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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05052: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.