Written 5 posts

What we learned from the National Care Service Forum 2022

14th December 2022

On the 3 October this year we held our first ever National Care Service Forum. It brought together the people across community health and social care in Scotland. These voices are incredibly important to ensure in shaping the National Care Service.   The Forum Report   We have committed The Forum being annual event throughout the development…

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Fiona’s story

6th December 2022

Fiona is a full-time carer for her son, Joff, who lives with Lowe Syndrome. Fiona took part in our Voices Video campaign. She shares her experience of being a full-time carer and what her hopes are for the National Care Service.  I was very happy to take part in the Voices video with my son….

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Anne-Marie’s reflections on the NCS Forum

26th October 2022

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…

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Toyin’s reflections on the NCS Forum

21st October 2022

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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National Care Service Forum 2022: Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi speech

18th October 2022

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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