A National Care Service for Scotland consultation: easy read
Chapter 2: National Care Service

Chapter 2: National Care Service

Councils have responsibility for providing social care support. The Scottish Government through local Health Boards, have responsibility for health care.

They ask local integration authorities to plan health and social care that is needed in local areas. Integration authorities are a partnership that brings together Health Boards and council care services.

There is no national responsibility for social care support like there is for health care. This has made some social care services unfair. There are good services in many places. However, this is not all over the country.

We plan to make to make the Scottish Government responsible for social care. We will make a National Care Service. The National Care Service will have a responsibility for planning services and setting standards It will also be responsible for central work. This includes services getting better, workforce plans and keeping information.

It will deliver services for people who have high and complex needs. It will also plan and deliver services for those in custodial settings, such as prisons.

Community Health and Social Care Boards (CHSCBs) will be made to be the local delivery body for the National Care Service. They will work with the NHS, councils, and the third and independent sectors to plan and deliver services.

Question 10: Do you agree the Scottish Government should be responsible for the delivery of social care?

  • Yes
  • No
  • No preference

Please say why

Should this be through National Care Service?

  • Yes
  • No
  • No preference

Please say why


Contact

Email: NCSconsultation@gov.scot