Social Care Inquiry

Call for Views closes on Thursday 20 February

Following closures of residential care facilities and general funding issues with independent, voluntary and council run facilities, the Scottish Government Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into social care for adults over 18 years.

The Committee is seeking views from people with lived experience of receiving adult social care or being a carer for someone receiving care and would like to hear:

1. Individual stories and experiences of social care in Scotland
2. What people would change about their experience of social care.
Within this, the Committee is keen to receive responses to the following four questions:
1. How should the public be involved in planning their own and their community's social care services?
2. How should Integration Joint Boards commission and procure social care to ensure it is person-centred?
3. Looking ahead, what are the essential elements in an ideal model of social care (e.g. workforce, technology, housing etc.)?
4. What needs to happen to ensure the equitable provision of social care across the country?

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You may be interested in this helpful piece from the Parliament's research service, which gives a succinct and clear update of the status of health and social care integration in Scotland: click here for link to piece

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