Services for older people

Free personal and nursing care

Free personal care is available for everyone aged 65 and over in Scotland who has been assessed by us as needing it.

Free nursing care is available for people of any age who have been assessed as requiring nursing care services.

The Scottish Government offers guidance and information.

Subject to an assessment by us, personal care can include:

  • Bathing or showering
  • Toileting and bed changing
  • Assistance with food preparation
  • Help to move around
  • Counselling and support
  • Simple medication
  • Personal assistance, for example,  dressing or getting ready for bed


You may still need to be financially assessed to contribute towards the cost of the following services:

  • Community alarms
  • Lunch clubs
  • The cost of your accommodation and food if you are in a care home

How to get assessed

Please contact us about your current and future needs and the costs involved.

Contact details

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