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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 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.