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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01946: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set up a national commission to look at the changes required to establish a system of social care that lives up to Scotland’s social justice and human rights ambitions. 


Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 September 2016

The Scottish Government is working with COSLA, providers and other partners to deliver a major programme of reform to adult social care. This will consider the commissioning of residential care and the role of new models of care and support in home care. This will enable progress towards our aim to end ‘time and task’ based care and shift to care that focuses on outcomes.

We are currently refreshing the national care standards to help everyone understand what they have a right to expect when they access health and social care services, and are continuing to empower individuals to have choice and control in deciding how their support is delivered, and take ownership of their own health and wellbeing through self-directed support.