National Care Service Forum 2023: follow-up questions and answers - easy read

On 30 October 2023, we hosted our annual National Care Service (NCS) National Forum in Glasgow. In this easy read we have collected and answered some of the questions people asked on the day.

Could more funding and local changes work better than a big change like the NCS?

In 2021 there was a report called the Independent Review of Adult Social Care. It recommended changing social care in Scotland. It said there should be a National Care Service (NCS).

It said that Scottish Ministers should be responsible for adult social care support.

The public elects Scottish Ministers to the Scottish Parliament.

The NCS will make sure improvements can be made across the country.

It will also help services respond to local communities.

We have promised to raise social care spending by a quarter before the next Scottish election.

We will spend this money on things like:

  • the workforce
  • changes the Independent Review recommended
  • dealing with higher need for services
  • moving towards the NCS



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