Older people in Scotland who move to care homes in England to be
closer to their families will continue to benefit from free care
despite having left the country.
The Scottish executive has confirmed that elderly people who are
assessed as needing care in Scotland will continue to have their
care paid for if they then move to a home south of the border.
But while Scottish residents who move south will pay nothing,
the situation in England – where only nursing care will be free,
not personal care – means there will be inconsistencies between
English and Scottish residents in the same home.
A report by the care development group in Scotland, which has
been examining the existing service provision for older people, is
expected at the end of the month.