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Derek Feeley responds to social care review questions

Last week, some of our members submitted questions to Derek Feeley, chair of the independent review of adult social care, as part of the ALLIANCE’s annual conference. They asked how the independent review for Scotland’s social care service links with existing adult social care reform measures and in what way are these underpinned by a […]

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Independent review for Scotland’s social care service

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-2021 on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The Programme for Government, published every September, sets out the actions the Scottish Government will take in the coming year and beyond. It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year to drive forward change across all […]

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Programme for Government 2019-20: What does this mean for SDS?

Scottish Government recently launched the new Programme for Government 2019-20 ‘Protecting Scotland’s future’ which can be accessed here. The programme covers a range of policy areas, key commitments relevant to SDS and Social care are as follows: To work with health and social care partnerships, local authorities, providers and improvement organisations to make it easier […]

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The Programme for Government 2018-19: What does this mean for SDS?

Last week The Programme for Government 2018-19 ‘Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow’ was released. In it, the Scottish Government made the following commitment: ‘We will also gather views and consider evidence for a potential new national scheme to provide extra financial support to people with the highest social care needs, so that they can […]

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