Date lodged: 8 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with its feasibility study into extending free personal care to people under 65; which organisations it has met or plans to meet regarding this, and who it will consult.
Answered by: Shona Robison 20 March 2017
The feasibility study is being conducted by Scottish Government officials, working with analysts and economists to produce a reliable estimate of the costs involved in extending free personal care to all adults.
The feasibility study will also look at:
The interaction with the wider policy environment, including the relationship with social security;
Financial benefits and constraints;
The administration costs of charging for social care; and
Will seek to clarify or enhance data provided by Councils through the Local Financial Returns.