Free Personal Care for Older People in Scotland: Issues and Implications

  title={Free Personal Care for Older People in Scotland: Issues and Implications},
  author={Alison Bowes and David Bell},
  journal={Social Policy and Society},
  pages={435 - 445}
  • A. Bowes, D. Bell
  • Published 7 June 2007
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Social Policy and Society
Drawing on recent quantitative and qualitative research, we consider lessons of the Scottish policy of free personal care for older people. The policy is embedded in political debates about devolution and interacts with various changing policies on care and support for older people. Evaluation is complicated by these interactions and by gaps in relevant data, especially concerning costs. Operationally, policy implementation has presented varying difficulties for local authorities. For clients… 

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