The purpose of this report is to examine trends in the use of informal and formal care provision at home and in the care home sector before and after the introduction of free personal care (FPC) to individuals aged 65 years or over in Scotland from July 2002. In addition, it examines the costs to the Scottish Executive that have arisen following the introduction of FPC.
|Publisher||The Kings Fund|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Bibliographical noteKing’s Fund Background Paper
Paul McNamee is financially supported by the Institute of Applied Health Sciences,University of Aberdeen. The Health Economics Research Unit is funded by the ChiefScientist Office of the Scottish Executive Health Department. Any views expressed in thepaper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the funders.