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Scottish Government consultation – A national care service

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation which sets out its proposals to improve the way they deliver social care in Scotland.

Social care includes support for people with physical disability, learning disabilities or mental health conditions, older people and those with dementia, people with or recovering from addictions, those who are, have been or are at risk of being homeless, and children and families who may need additional support, or where children are unable to live with their own families.

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care carried out last year, recommended the creation of a National Care Service, with Scottish Ministers being accountable for adult social care support. However, the Scottish Government’s ambition is to go beyond that. This consultation therefore seeks views on creating a comprehensive community health and social care service that supports people of all ages.

There several community engagements events taking place between August and October 2021 to share your views on these proposals. Alternatively, you can complete the online survey to make your views known.

To find register for a community engagement event, or to complete the survey, visit >>