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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03598: Johann Lamont (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to consult with (a) disabled people and (b) people with long-term conditions on what would make non-residential social care charges fairer.

Answered by: Shona Robison 4 November 2016

In the Programme for Government, the Scottish Government committed to undertaking a feasibility study into the possibility of extending free personal and nursing care to those under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of dementia.

As part of that feasibility study we will engage with stakeholders at appropriate stages of that work.

We have already provided £6m to local authorities in 2016-17 to increase the threshold at which point people become eligible to pay towards the cost of their care.