Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA's Health and Social Care Spokesperson said: "The specific Scottish Government guidance for Free Personal Care has been comprehensively revised by SG working with COSLA and other partner organisations. This has also been referenced and sign-posted in the recently endorsed COSLA Non-residential Charging Guidance.
"The new policy which extends entitlement to people under the age of 65, who are assessed by the local authority as needing policy, will take effect from April this year and councils will implement with their existing arrangements for the delivery of FPC.
"Councils promote equalities through all their polices and welcome the legislative backing that ‘Frank’s Law’ brings to age equality. Scottish Government have committed to monitoring arrangements designed to ensure that future funding matches unexpected levels of demand."