The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to take responsibility for all adult and children’s social care and social work services from local government and to create a National Care Service. You can take part in the consultation online by visiting A National Care Service for Scotland – Scottish Government – Citizen Space (consult.gov.scot). The deadline for responses to the consultation is 2nd November.
These proposals would have major implications for how care services are provided in East Lothian and ELCC encourage individuals to respond to the consultation. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of our social work and social care services for local people and communities. It is vital that any national social care system is one that delivers high quality services and supports people to live fuller and more rewarding lives. It is therefore vital that Scottish Government hears contributions from people who access support and also from people that support others to access services.