Social Care Reform in Scotland: context, costs and questions

Social Care, as defined by the Scottish Government, comprises “all forms of personal and practical support for children, young people and adults who need extra support. It describes services and other types of help, including care homes and supporting unpaid carers to help them continue in their caring role.”

For many people, this serves more as a statement of intent than the reality they face. The policy memorandum talks about a “gap between legislative intent and delivery that has been experienced historically in this area”. The National Care Service (NCS) is the latest attempt to change this.

This briefing note and accompanying annexes pull together analysis from a range of areas that the Fraser of Allander have been analysing over the past 6 months with funding from the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS).

The annexes are as follows:

  1. Annex A – Summary of Scottish Government research and analysis of the NCS
  2. Annex B – Replicating the costs presented in the Independent Review of Adult Social Care
  3. Annex C – Financial Memorandum – National Care Service

 

 

Authors

Emma is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute

Ben is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute working across a number of projects areas. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, as well as experience working on a variety of projects for public, private, and third sector organisations. He also conducts work related to health, social care and criminal justice.

Ciara is part of the Knowledge Exchange Team at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She has recently completed an MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Strathclyde and has a first-class Honour’s degree in Economics and Finance with international study from the University of Strathclyde. Ciara’s research interests primarily lie in inequalities, education and health.

Pauline Bucher

Part of Collection

Over the past 6 months and coming year, we explore social care reform in Scotland, including the recently announced National Care Service for Scotland bill.