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  • Views sought on a National Care Service to transform social care in Scotland

    Created: 09/08/2021

    A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government to seek public views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service

    The news follows an independent review of adult social care led by Derek Feeley, which recommended that the service should be established on an equal footing with NHS Scotland.

    The consultation runs until 02 November 2021 and respondents are asked to use the government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space, to share their views.

    Launching the consultation, the Scottish Government said it offers an opportunity to change the way support and services are delivered – to place human rights at the centre of decision making; shift its emphasis to prevention; empower people to engage positively with their own care; embed fair work and ethical commissioning; and strengthen its commitment to integrating social care with community healthcare.

    The government wants to hear views from as many people as possible – including people who access care and support, carers, members of the workforce and those who may access care and support in the future - which includes everyone. 

    We encourage all third sector staff and volunteers, especially those in health and social care settings, to get involved in the consultation process. It's important for you to have your say at this planning stage in order to share your hopes and concerns on how the Service is developed.

    If you would like any more information on the consultation, please e-mail the National Care Service Team.

    A series of online engagement events are being held in August, September, and October to enable stakeholders, individuals and communities to come together to share their views on the National Care Service. Find out more here.



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