This consultation sets out the Scottish Government's proposals to improve the way social care is delivered in Scotland, following the recommendations of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care.
In February 2021 the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (opens new window) report was published. It concluded that whilst there were strengths in Scotland's social care system it needed revision and redesign to enable a step change in the outcomes for the people in receipt of care. The creation of a National Care Service was a key recommendation.
The implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (IRASC), and particularly the establishment of a National Care Service (NCS), is an opportunity to address some of the challenges across social care highlighted before and during the pandemic.
This consultation focuses on exploring the proposals for significant cultural and system change that will need to be supported by primary legislation.
“I am committed to implementing the recommendations in the report of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care and staying true to the spirit of that report by building a system with human rights at the heart of it. I am listening and want to ensure that care is delivered in a way that enables people to live a happy and fulfilled life – not simply care that is delivered to suit the system”
Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care
This consultation therefore seeks views on creating a comprehensive community health and social care service that supports people of all ages.
Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 18 October 2021.