Project / Series

Social Care Reform in Scotland

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.

Overview

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.” Over the coming year, we will explore social care reform in Scotland, including the recently announced National Care Service for Scotland bill.

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.

His main areas of focus are economic policy, social care and criminal justice in Scotland. Ben also co-edits the quarter Economic Commentary and has experience in business survey design and dissemination.

Ciara is an Associate Economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute.