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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02761: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities have implemented the Unison Ethical Care Charter.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 September 2016

The Scottish Government does not hold information on which local authorities have implemented the Unison Ethical Care Charter.

We are providing significant investment to enable local authorities to commission care services that pay care workers, including in the independent and third sector, the full Living Wage of £8.25 per hour from 1 October 2016, along with other fair work practices, as called for in the Unison Ethical Care Charter.

We are working with local authorities, providers and other partners to deliver a major programme of reform to adult social care. This will enable progress towards our aim to end "time and task" based care and shift to care that focuses on outcomes.