Your views sought on national care service

Scottish Labour has launched an online consultation to listen to the views of the public on its National Care Service plans.

By Kirstie Topp, Local Democracy Reporter
Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:18 pm
The 'It’s Time to Care About Care' survey can be found on Scottish Labour's website
The 'It’s Time to Care About Care' survey can be found on Scottish Labour's website

The survey, available on the Scottish Labour website, allows members of the public to help shape the party’s developing plans to improve care for people at home or in care homes, and for those who care for them as part of their national campaign ‘It’s Time to Care About Care’.

Scottish Labour is also engaging with the workforce, trade unions and various experts as part of the campaign.

Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard said: “People right across Scotland value social care, but they know the current system is broken. It is all too clear that Scotland’s fragmented care system needs radical reform.

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“For too long people have been stuck in hospital because social care wasn’t available, care home residents have been let down, families haven’t been properly supported and staff have not received the pay and conditions they deserve.

“This pandemic has only made the need for reform more urgent and Scottish Labour’s plans for a National Care Service are needed more than ever.

“Throughout the summer we will be working closely with people receiving care, their families and workers, trade unions, experts and the wider public to develop a blueprint for the National Care Service.

“So many of us have personal stories of the care sector, and I would urge you to share your experiences with us, and help shape the future of care in Scotland.”