Wanless Social Care Review

Wanless Social Care Review: effects of Free Personal Care Policy in Scotland

Investigators

McNamee, P. (HERU)

Summary

This work estimated whether demand for personal care rose following the introduction of the Free Personal Care policy in 2002 in Scotland. It examined trends in the use of informal care provision, formal care provision at home and in the care home sector during the years 2001 through to 2004, using data from the Scottish Household Survey and the Scottish Community Care Statistics.

Contact

P McNamee

Status

Complete

Publications

McNamee, P.Wanless Social Care Review: Effects of Free Personal Care Policy in Scotland. An examination of trends in the use of informal and formal care provision at home and in the care home sector. King’s Fund Background Paper, March 2006.

McNamee, P. Effects of the Free Personal Care Policy on Care Decisions: an Investigation using Scottish Household Survey Data. HERU Briefing Paper, University of Aberdeen. September 2008.

Presentations

McNamee, P. The effect of economic status on care decisions: results arising from the Free Personal Care policy in Scotland. iHEA. Copenhagen, July 2007.

McNamee, P. Effects of the Free Personal Care Policy on care decisions: what can we learn from Scottish Household Survey data? Informing Public Policy: New Agendas for Social Research Conference. National Centre for Social Research, London, April 2009.

McNamee, P. The effect of economic status on care decisions: results arising from the Free Personal Care policy in Scotland. Health in Ageing - Achievements and Potential of Longitudinal Research Conference. Dublin, 2008.