Preference Elicitation and Assessment of Technologies (PEAT) Programme
Project No: B1.64 Projects completed
Project Title: Wanless Social Care Review: effects of Free Personal Care
Policy in Scotland.
McNamee, P. (HERU) Grant Applicants /
Investigators (place of
McNamee, P. HERU Investigators:
Assessment of Technologies HERU Research
Kings Fund - ?3,450 Source of Funding
and Total Awarded:
?3,450 Amount of HERU
To assess whether demand for personal care increased following the Objectives:
introduction of the Free Personal Care policy in 2002 in Scotland.
This work estimated whether demand for personal care rose Outline:
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
The study considered the effects of a flagship Scottish Government Outcome and
policy, using the best available data source in a before and after Translation:
study design. It found, amongst poorer households, improved access
to public home care, as well as reduced likelihood of unpaid care.
The findings have been shared with the Scottish Government and
informed the Wanless Review of Social Care on changes to funding
long-term care for older people.
May 2005 Start Date:
1 month Duration of Project:
McNamee, P. Wanless Social Care Review: Effects of Free Publications:
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.
McNamee, P. The effect of economic status on care decisions: Other Dissemination
results arising from the Free Personal Care policy in Scotland. Activities:
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.