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.