In the wake of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care published in February, the Scottish Government are progressing with plans to develop a National Care Service, aiming to change the way social care is delivered in Scotland. The new service will aim to address many of the issues raised by the Review, including improving support for unpaid carers and ensuring a person-centred approach to care.

The Scottish Government have launched a public consultation on the proposals. Since support for carers is hugely relevant to many of the people who work for, support, or access services through Support in Mind Scotland, we will be submitting a response to this consultation on behalf of the organisation to make sure your views and expertise is represented in the Government’s plans and in our work.

If you’re a SiMS member, if you work for us, or if you or someone you support have accessed our services, we would love to hear your views on the National Care Service. A link to a short online survey will be available on this page soon. For more information, click here to read the Scottish Government’s introduction to the consultation, or email Ben Lejac ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Please click here to complete the survey.