Home care services (e.g. basic household tasks, personal or respite care) are purchased or provided by the council and provided to residents of the local authority.

The home care public release files contain data on social care clients who receive a home care service. The data are at the individual level but have had certain characteristics either banded or removed to ensure the data is not disclosive. For the public release version, data is only available for clients aged 18 and over and for years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  • Data owner: Scottish Government
  • Coverage (geographical): Scotland
  • Coverage (time): 2010 - 2012
  • More information: See the Scottish Government website

An increasing amount of data from health and social care services is becoming available to researchers. For examples of how this data is being used in existing UBDC-approved studies, please see the list of current projects using the Controlled Data Service.