Health and Social Care

  • Why is data so important for the National Care Service?

    31st January 2023 by

    Consistently collecting data will be essential to the success of the National Care Service. The National Care Service (Scotland) Bill includes a provision to allow Scottish Ministers to set information standards and ensure that the NCS and NHS bodies and their contractors comply with these.  At the moment social care data is currently collected in many ways across Scotland.​...

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  • 2023 and the National Care Service

    21st December 2022 by

    2022 was an important year in progressing the National Care Service (NCS). It was the year where we were able to begin to developing the vision of the Scottish Government – borne out of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care – to build a service that supports people to thrive. A significant step was...

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  • What we learned from the National Care Service Forum 2022

    14th December 2022 by

    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 by

    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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  • Putting inclusive communications at the heart of the National Care Service

    30th November 2022 by

    The National Care Service will support a diverse range of people across Scotland. It is important we work with as wide a range of people as possible whilst designing the NCS, to ensure all needs and experiences are captured. That is why we are learning about different communication needs to ensure we are inclusive.   Scottish...

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  • 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...

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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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