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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18223: Dugdale, Kezia (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason some local authorities, such as Dumfries and Galloway, the Shetland Islands and East Dunbartonshire, are not aware of a ring-fenced grant for Continuing Care provision expenditure.

Answered by: Maree Todd 13 September 2018

The Scottish Government does not provide ring-fenced funding for Continuing Care provision or indeed any of the provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Funding is included in the block grant which the Scottish Government provides to all local authorities as part of the annual local government finance settlement. It is the responsibility of each local authority to allocate the total financial resources available to it on the basis of local needs and priorities having first fulfilled its statutory obligations and the jointly agreed set of national and local priorities including the Scottish Government's key strategic objectives.