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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15475: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each local authority area it estimates are eligible for Self-directed Support, and how this compares with the number of claimants.

Answered by: Shona Robison 10 April 2018

The annual Social Care Survey collects information on people known to Local Authorities that are receiving social care services. This includes self-directed support where a person has been assessed, made a choice and received a service through that choice within the relevant year of the survey. The following table provides figures on the number of self-directed support clients from the 2017 Social Care Survey, along with the total number of social care clients for context. It should be noted that not all people in the survey will be able to exercise choice over their services or support, for example, those receiving reablement and/or crisis support. There is also variability in the set-up of services across Local Authorities.

 

Local Authority

Social Care Clients

Self-directed Support Clients

Aberdeen City

9,437

389

Aberdeenshire

11,924

4,473

Angus

4,183

1,051

Argyll & Bute

3,693

1,180

Clackmannanshire

2,600

1,656

Dumfries & Galloway

6,843

6,843

Dundee City

11,338

5,327

East Ayrshire

5,143

944

East Dunbartonshire

6,065

1,633

East Lothian

4,732

917

East Renfrewshire

6,423

727

Edinburgh, City of

18,668

4,676

Eilean Siar

1,419

626

Falkirk

7,569

2,758

Fife

12,711

3,350

Glasgow City

15,130

3,333

Highland

8,083

6,083

Inverclyde

4,117

4,117

Midlothian

3,499

2,290

Moray

2,912

1,315

North Ayrshire

6,512

6,512

North Lanarkshire

10,142

1,193

Orkney Islands

827

103

Perth & Kinross

5,784

4,790

Renfrewshire

4,669

830

Scottish Borders

3,946

1,757

Shetland Islands

1,423

48

South Ayrshire

4,849

3,257

South Lanarkshire

12,608

7,420

Stirling

3,379

1,597

West Dunbartonshire

3,330

116

West Lothian

8,260

2,457

Source: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/12/3849