22 Jun 2022
by The Homecare Association

Publication of National Care Service Bill in Scotland

A bill about the creation of a National Care Service (NCS) has been published by the Scottish Government.

As well as ensuring that Ministers are held accountable for adult social care, the Bill ensures co-design of the NCS with people who have experienced care services.

The objectives include to:

  • "Support people in their own homes or among family, friends and community wherever possible, with seamless transitions between services."
  • "Create a charter of rights and responsibilities for social care, with a robust complaints and redress process."
  • "Ensure fair employment practices and national pay bargaining for the social care workforce."

More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

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