Giving your consultation answers
You do not need to read all, or answer all the questions, unless you want to. We know that different people will be interested in different issues. We have set out different parts of our proposals in different sections in this consultation.
We would like you to give us your answers by 2 November 2021.
You can fill out this consultation by answering the questions above and sending it to us by email or by post. Please also include the Respondent Information Form.
If you prefer, you can access a Word copy of the questions along with an Easy Read version of the Respondent Information Form in the supporting documents section of the website. Please send it back to us by post or by email.
If you require a paper copy to be sent to you, please email us or call our call 0300 244 2425."
You can email us at: NCSconsultation@gov.scot
Or you can post your response to:
National Care Service Team
St Andrew's House
If you would like to access the full consultation online, you can visit Citizen Space. However, this version is not in easy read. You can find this version at: https://consult.gov.scot/health-and-social-care/a-national-care-service-for-scotland
Handling your response
If you respond using Citizen Space, you will be directed to the About You page before giving your answers. Please tell us how you want your answers to be handled and if you are happy for them to be published. If you ask for your answers not to be published, we will do as you ask.
All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government has to follow the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information about answers to this consultation.
Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form included in this document with your answers to the questions so we know whether you want us to publish your response or not.
Next steps in the process
If you have given permission for your answers to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain nothing offensive, your answers will be made available to the public at http://consult.gov.scot. If you use the Citizen Space to respond, you will get a copy of your response by email.
After the closing date, we will look at all responses and considered them along with any other information we have. Responses will be published if we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.
Comments and complaints
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the contact address above or at NCSconsultation@gov.scot.
Scottish Government consultation process
Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. It gives us the chance to think about your opinion and expertise in an area where we think changes should be made.
You can find all our consultations online: http://consult.gov.scot. Each consultation gives details on the issues we are thinking about, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.
Responses will be looked at and used as part of the decision making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report of this analysis for every consultation.
Respondent Information Form
The Respondent information form is available from the supporting documents.