Health and Social Care

  • The Diverse Voices Shaping the National Care Service

    24th November 2022 by

    Creating the National Care Service is about improving people’s circumstances so we can all thrive and lead a full and happy life.   We have been out across Scotland to listen to and learn from the voices of those with lived and living experience of community health and social care.   Voices Campaign  Our Voices campaign...

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  • How we are embedding human rights into the National Care Service

    17th November 2022 by

    Charter of Rights and Responsibilities We started work to co-design a Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (‘the Charter’) for the NCS with people who have lived experience of social care, social work and community health support. The Charter will set out people’s rights and responsibilities when accessing NCS support. It will provide a clear pathway...

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  • One year on from the National Care Service Consultation

    2nd November 2022 by

    One year has passed since the public consultation on our proposals to improve the way we deliver social care in Scotland through the development of a National Care Service closed. In the consultation the Scottish Government set out proposals for a new person-centred approach to community health and social care. The responses received have shaped...

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  • Anne-Marie’s reflections on the NCS Forum

    26th October 2022 by

    Anne-Marie Monaghan, Adult Social Care Lead with the Scottish Association of Social Work with more than 40 years of experience in community work, social work and social care.  Anne-Marie Chaired our first National Care Service Forum 3rd October 2022 in Perth and shares her reflections on the event.  “What a view!”  In my introduction I...

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  • Toyin’s reflections on the NCS Forum

    21st October 2022 by

    Toyin Adenugba-Okpaje, a frontline social worker, Ph.D. candidate, social work tutor, SASW vice-chair, and Co-Covener of ME Social Workers in Scotland. My interest in the National Care Service (NCS) stems from a passion whereby Scotland can have a social care service that I will be happy to use comfortably if my circumstances were to change....

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  • Speeches from the first National Care Service Forum

    18th October 2022 by

    Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, listens to discussion at the National Care Service Forum

    The first National Care Service Forum was held on Monday 3rd October. The theme of the Forum was “working together” and this was captured in the collaborative discussions and speeches that took place throughout the day.   Over 300 people joined us in-person and a further 300 people joined online. Hundreds of people of people shared their...

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  • National Care Service Forum 2022: Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi speech

    18th October 2022 by

    Below are the concluding remarks from Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi‘s speech at the first National Care Service Forum Monday 3rd October 2022 at Perth Concert Hall. Kiana is an artist, filmmaker and activist and shared her lived experience of social care at the Forum.  At the end of the day, we all need to care – care about...

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  • National Care Service Forum 2022 – working together

    26th September 2022 by

    There is just one week to go until our first ever National Care Service Forum on 3 October at Perth Concert Hall.   This event will bring a wide range of people with an interest in community health and social care together to discuss ideas and ambitions for the National Care Service. There’s still space for...

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  • Designing the National Care Service – let’s get started!

    22nd September 2022 by

    This week we were very excited to announce the first big opportunity to get involved in designing the National Care Service (NCS) – the launch of our Lived Experience panel for adults with experience of social care in Scotland. Alongside this we have also opened a stakeholder register to ensure that stakeholders have the opportunity...

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  • National Care Service: why it’s everyone’s business

    8th September 2022 by

    I’m Anna Kynaston and I’m Deputy Director in the Social Care and National Care Service Development Directorate. Over the last 12 months I have been listening to the views of people, stakeholders and public partners about community health and social care in Scotland. As part of that I have been lucky enough to get out...

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