Social welfare

Estimating the Future Number of People with Learning Disabilities Drawing on Adult Social Care Services in Scotland

Author / Creator: Fraser of Allander Institute

Media type: Discussion Paper

Date published: 2024

Projections of adult social care need


Social Care Innovation in Scotland

Author / Creator: Emma Congreve

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

What is the potential for innovation clusters in Scotland's social care sector and the role of public sector investment in supporting such development?


In-work poverty in the hospitality sector in Scotland: Policy briefing

Author / Creator: Chirsty McFadyen

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

Addressing in-work poverty and the challenges facing the hospitality sector in Scotland requires policy and systems-wide change.


READY TO FAIL: THE ‘CO-DESIGN’ PROCESS FOR CREATING A NATIONAL CARE SERVICE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Author / Creator: Nick Kempe

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2023

The co-design process for the National Care Service has not worked.


How we forecast social security: disability and carer’s payments

Author / Creator: Scottish Fiscal Commission

Media type: Report

Date published: 2021

This report sets out approaches to forecasting disability and carer’s payments. It also sets out the approaches used in policy costings for Child Disability Payment and Adult Disability Payment, the new Scottish forms of disability assistance.


Supplementary Costing – Scottish Child Payment

Author / Creator: Scottish Fiscal Commission

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Updated costs of the Scottish Child Payment in light of the higher outlook for inflation since May and an earlier start date than we had previously assumed.


Modelling packages to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets

Author / Creator: Emma Congreve

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Around 1 in 4 children in Scotland live in relative poverty


Social Care Reform in Scotland: context, costs and questions

Author / Creator: Emma Congreve

Date published:

A gap between legislative intent and delivery has been experienced historically in social care. The National Care Service (NCS) is the latest attempt to change this.


Scottish Carer's Assistance: main report

Author / Creator: Social Security Experience Panels

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Proposals on how Scottish Carer’s Assistance (SCA) could be different from Carer’s Allowance.


Brexit and devolved social security in Scotland: a tale of two referenda

Author / Creator: Mark Simpson

Media type: Article

Date published: 2018

Social security is an obvious field for further devolution.


Caring About Carers

Author / Creator: Kathy Jenkins

Media type: Podcast

Date published:

Kathy Jenkins talks about her latest policy paper for Common Weal on health and safety in the social care sector – both how it has been affected by the pandemic and the systemic issues that impacted the health and safety of social care workers before the pandemic struck.


Best Place in the World

Author / Creator: David Anderson

Media type: Opinion

Date published:

Many innovative ways to address poverty and trauma have appeared over the last few years, but they are fighting against the tide, battling hard against the odds.


The National Care Service is a Lie

Author / Creator: Janice McAlpine (pseud.)

Media type: consultation response

Date published:

the plans will only bolster the profit motive that already pollutes much of social care provision, remove vital local accountability, will leave workers short-changed and, most importantly, are vagueon how it will improve anything for people who require support to live their lives to the full.


How small independent countries create a better, more equal society

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2021

It has become clear that small, independent countries largely outperform the UK and offer greater security to their citizens. This includes pensions, income distribution and public social spending. 


How small independent countries create a better, more equal society

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published:

It has become clear that small, independent countries largely outperform the UK and offer greater security to their citizens.


HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE SOCIAL CARE WORKFORCE

Author / Creator: Kathy Jenkins

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

The pandemic has shown how important and how vulnerable our health care workers are. The health and welfare of the workers is important. But so ar their work conditions, pay, job security, work patterns, and involvement in decisions on how care is provided.


Contesting the austerity and “welfare reform” narrative of the UK Government: Forging a social democratic imaginary in Scotland

Author / Creator: Jay Wiggan

Date published:

The Scottish government fuses nationalism with social wage and social investment concepts. It conjures up images of a prosperous, community led, egalitarian welfare state as a future reality.  It recuperates “welfare” as a collective endeavour.  It describes austerity as a poor distribution of resources between groups and within the UK as the “problem”.


Believe in Scotland’s Manifesto for Wellbeing.

Author / Creator: The National

Media type: News Media

Date published:

Ask yourself: wouldn’t you like to live in a country with a social/economic/environmental policy framework based on this set of values? Wouldn’t you like to be able to vote to create such a nation?


Caring about Children

Author / Creator: Marion Macleod

Media type: Podcast

Date published:

Child and early years care in Scotland is a patchwork. Tthe latest Programme for Government perpetuates that. Things could be greatly improved by a strategic and holistic plan for care sitting within a National Care Service.


What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers?

Author / Creator: Paul Spicker

Media type: Assessment report

Date published: February 2016

Scotland will not be able to experiment and to innovate under the current devolution of social security powers.