Please find here the link to the recently launched Inquiry into Social Care, which is being undertaken by the Parliament’s Health & Sport Committee.
As you know, the future of health and social care is an issue of growing importance within local communities across Scotland. More and more people are keen to ensure that their needs and expectations are met in increasingly challenging circumstances being faced by NHS Boards and local authorities. As part of its Inquiry, the Committee is seeking views from people with lived experience of receiving adult social care or being a carer for someone receiving care. We would like to hear:
1. Individual stories and experiences of social care in Scotland
2. What people would change about their experience of social care.
Within this, the Committee is keen to receive responses to the following four questions:
1. How should the public be involved in planning their own and their community’s social care services?
2. How should Integration Joint Boards commission and procure social care to ensure it is person-centred?
3. Looking ahead, what are the essential elements in an ideal model of social care (e.g. workforce, technology, housing etc.)?
4. What needs to happen to ensure the equitable provision of social care across the country?
The Call for Views closes on 20th February.
Also, you may be interested in this very helpful piece from the Parliament’s research service which gives a succinct and clear update of the status of health and social care integration in Scotland: https://spice-spotlight.scot/2019/12/17/where-does-health-care-end-and-social-care-begin-20-years-along-the-road-to-integration/