August 26, 2022
CCPS Statement on the Fraser of Allander Institute’s briefing on social care reform in Scotland
The Fraser of Allander Institute, with funding from CCPS, has today published a detailed briefing on the cost implications of the National Care Service Bill.
Social Care Reform in Scotland: context, cost and questions
The Fraser of Allander Institute has today published a detailed briefing on the National Care Service Bill. The analysis undertaken to produce the work was carried out with funding from CCPS.
The Independent Review of Adult Social Care called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in our thinking about funding social care from financial burden to investment. Following the review, the Scottish Government introduced proposals to create the National Care Service.
CCPS funded the Fraser of Allander Institute to undertake this work to enable us to understand the cost implications for providers, the people who work for them and the people they support, and the potential impact of future investment.
Rachel Cackett, Chief Executive of CCPS, said:
“The proposals in the National Care Service Bill represent the most ambitious piece of public service reform to be undertaken since the creation of the Scottish Parliament – in terms of both scale and complexity.
The Bill in its current form raises significant questions which remain to be answered about the affordability of a National Care Service and the investment required to sustain it in the long term.
This first briefing from the Fraser of Allander Institute, produced with CCPS funding, provides vital expert commentary at a critical moment. We hope it will be of value to everyone involved in considering Stage 1 of the National Care Service Bill and the efficacy of the Scottish Government’s proposals.”
CCPS is the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland.
Our mission is to identify, represent, promote and safeguard the interests of third
sector and not-for-profit social care and support providers in Scotland, so that they
can maximise the impact they have on meeting social need.
CCPS membership comprises over 90 of the most substantial care and support
providers in Scotland’s third sector, providing high quality support in the areas of
community care for adults with disabilities and for older people, youth and criminal
justice, addictions, homelessness, and children’s services and family support.