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Proposals for Scotland National Care Service

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.

The Scottish government have arranged a variety of ways for people to share their views.

The Social Covenant Steering Group has been established to help make sure that the Scottish Government are engaging with the right people, in the right way.

Some consultation events have already taken place. When future Face -to-Face and On line events are arranged these will be posted on the NCS webpage and twitter account (@ScotGovNCS) 

If you want to be involved in designing the NCS visit

You can also visit the Scottish Parliament website to give an online vote about aspects of the proposed law