Community Care Services
If you or a family member are over 65 and looking for help with personal care you should contact the Local Authority in the area in Scotland that you live, or hope to move to.
The Local Authority will assess whether there is a need for Community Care Services
Personal care is available without charge for residents in Scotland aged 65 and over who has been assessed by the local authority as needing it. You need to be a UK/EEA citizen or have a valid visa for at least one year. This includes such services as residential care homes and care to help an individual remain in their own home.
However, you may be required to pay for any non-personal care you need such as:
- Lunch clubs
- Meals on wheels
- Help with shopping and housework
- Non-care related costs of living in a residential care home
If you need these kinds of services your local authority will carry out a financial assessment to determine whether you are able to meet or contribute towards the cost.
Further information on community care services for older people
"This guidance does not apply to UK citizens returning from abroad with care needs; more detailed guidance is under development, in the interim contact should be made with the local authority in the the UK in which you (or the person you are concerned about) were last resident for further advice."