The Independent Review into Adult Social Care (IRASC) recommended the establishment of a National Care Service. The Scottish Government has proposed a new law which would establish a National Care Service in Scotland. On 20 June 2022 the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill was introduced to Parliament. Scottish Government have committed to establishing a functioning National Care Service by the end of this parliamentary term in 2026.
The Vision for the National Care Service is set out in a new National Care Service: statement of benefits.
The Scottish Government advise that the National Care Service will have equality, dignity and human rights at its heart. If you want more information about this video is available here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV6j2Ii6lD4
The Scottish government have arranged a variety of ways for people to share their views.
If you want to be involved in designing the NCS visit https://www.gov.scot/publications/design-the-national-care-service/
You can also visit the Scottish Parliament website to give an online vote about aspects of the proposed law https://engage.parliament.scot/group/14210