Foreword from Cllr Peter Johnston
COSLA Health and Wellbeing Spokesperson
Scottish Local Government continues to be committed to working with older people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is optimised. Since the beginning of the Reshaping Care programme, we have worked with our partners in the NHS, third sector and independent sector to deliver innovation and improvement in the service and support options available to older people in communities across Scotland. But we are determined not to rest there - we recognise there is more to do. We think that the future shape of health and care services needs to look very different from what we have in place just now. We want to see more control passed to the individual. We want to shift resources away from institutional care and into community-based support. And we want to make sure that we have fair funding arrangements in place which will underpin sustainable public services into the future. We invite you to contribute to this vision and to begin a conversation with us on the reforms you'd like to see.
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