Care services

NATIONAL CARE SERVICE (SCOTLAND) BILL 2022 – WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN’T

Author / Creator: Common Weal

Media type: Discussion Paper

Date published: 2022

Democracy and accountability have been sacrificed on the basis of building on what is already there in the failed Health and Social Care Partnerships. The Bill removes the role of local authorities, and we would be concerned about their future as a bedrock of democracy – despite all their flaws.


Caring For All: A National Care Service For Scotland

Author / Creator: Craig Dalzell

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

One in five people need care at any given time, but 90% don't get any. That is 2 million people. Everyone will need care at some time in their life. A National Care Service is needed and achievable.


What is Care?

Author / Creator: Mark Smith

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

Care is not ‘an intervention’, it is a continuous series of relationships we all have in many different settings, most of them informal. You can’t deliver formal care without recognising and working with the reality of informal care, whether familial or community-based.