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S5W-12602: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-11658 by Shona Robison on 25 October 2017, when it will publish the timeline for the implementation of free personal care for people under 65 (Frank’s Law).

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 November 2017

Scottish Government officials are working closely with Chief Officers and Chief Finance Officers of a number of Integration Joint Boards, along with COSLA to discuss the implementation of Free Personal Care for under 65's.

There has been a new webpage added to the Scottish Government website http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Support-Social-Care/Support/Adult-Social-Care/Free-Personal-Nursing-Care/Implementation-free-personal-care-under65 which will provide updates on the implementation of the extension to Free Personal Care to under 65's.

Immediately following the Programme for Government announcement on 5 September, we have said that the extension of free personal care will be in place by 1 April 2019.