July 27, 2022
National Care Service (Scotland) Bill consultation event 10th August
The HSEU and SFHA are jointly hosting a webinar at 10.00 – 11.30am. Come along to find out more about the Bill and discuss from a housing / housing support perspective.
Online webinar 10th August 10 – 11.30am
The National Care Service (Scotland) Bill was introduced on the 20/6/22 to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill sets out the principles for the National Care Service (NCS) and its aim is to ensure that everyone can consistently access community health, social care, and social work services, regardless of where they live in Scotland. Subject to Parliamentary approval, there is provision for a power to transfer accountability for a range of services, including adult social care and social work services to Scottish Ministers from local government.
The consultation on the bill was launched on the 8th July by the Health, Care and Sport Committee, and runs until the 2nd September. This provides us with a further opportunity to comment on the current proposals and make the case for housing to be included in planning and designing services locally.
The HSEU and the SFHA are co-hosting a webinar on the bill on the 10th August, 10am until 11.30. This will provide an opportunity to hear from the civil service National Care Service Team and the parliamentary Health, Care and Sport Committee who oversea the passage of the bill.