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Help Shape the New National Care Service

Applications Open to Join Lived Experience Experts Panel Adults with first-hand experience of social care services in Scotland are being invited to help design the new National Care Service (NCS) from today. Applications are now open for both the Lived Experience Experts Panel (LEEP) and

National Care Service Bill Published

New Vision for the Future of Social Care Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish

Strong Support For Proposed National Care Service

Analysis of consultation responses published. A consultation has revealed strong support for proposals to establish a National Care Service accountable to Scottish ministers. More than three-quarters (77%) of people who responded to the official consultation thought the main benefit of the proposed change would be

Graeme’s Column

Scotland’s Tale of Two Governments Scotland has two governments – with very different priorities, which are becoming increasingly apparent. The Programme for Government which is published each September lays out the actions the Scottish Government intends to take in the next year and beyond. In

First Steps Towards a National Care Service

‘Real life experts’ to help focus on what really matters to people receiving social care. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf and Minister for Social Care Kevin Stewart have welcomed the first meeting of a Social Covenant Steering Group, set up to help guide the development of

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Scotland is on a Different Path

Scotland is on a different path to Boris Johnson’s Tories The Queen has officially reopened the UK Parliament and highlighted the UK government’s priorities. In a ten minute speech to the House of Lords, we learned of 30 laws that UK ministers intend to pass

Supporting Our NHS & Care Services

First 100 Days: Recovery for a Fairer Future These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. Over the last year, our NHS and care services have stepped up on behalf of the entire country. We must properly recognise their tremendous efforts and

What We’re Doing For Older People

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for older people The SNP has a proud record of supporting Scotland’s older people while in government. From providing record health spending to free personal care, supporting older people to work and tackling loneliness, we’ve worked hard to make