‘As Scotland’s social work, social care and children and young people workforce continues to grow it’s a good time to recognise the valuable contribution they make helping people live the lives they want but also their contribution to the economy .’ SSSC Acting Chief Executive, Maree Allison
Overall legal accountability for the care of people will be shared between Scottish Government, the NHS and local government. Staff will continue to be employed by local authorities, and councils will still be responsible for assets like buildings and the delivery of services.
The charity is now calling on local authorities to offer support to agencies and carers in those areas who wish to set up their own groups.
The number of people waiting for a Social Care Assessment in Orkney is 40. And the number of people in Orkney who have been assessed for a care at home package and are still waiting for that service to be provided is 49
Two groundbreaking projects aim to transform the lives of adopted children and young people in Scotland.
The Bill allows Scottish Ministers to transfer social care responsibility from local authorities to a new, national service.
“It locks in social care as a commodity in a market rather than a public service for citizens. In doing so it confirms profit from care as a founding principle of the National Care Service” Unison
“We ‘Care’/ Are said to be/A ‘Caring Society’ “
“Childminding is a vital community asset providing local flexible childcare and family support . “- Graeme McAlister, Chief Executive, Scottish Childminding Association
A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government to look in more detail at developing the strategy for older people.