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Calls for new model of social care support

By on August 1, 2016 in News

27/07/16,. FREE TO USE IMAGES: Shona Robison, (right) Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport pictured with Robert MacPherson (disabled person talking about his experience of social care), Sally Witcher (chief executive of Inclusion Scotland) and Claire Cairns (left)(network co-ordinator, Carers Coalition ) at the Social Care Ambition launch, Norton Park Conference centre, Edinburgh.  ©Ian Rutherford  ianrutherfordphotography@gmail.com www.ianrutherfordphotography.com 07710337520Picture Copyright Chris Watt Tel -  07887 554 193 info@chriswatt.com www.chriswatt.com

Scotland’s social care support system is in crisis, failing disabled people and carers and not delivering value for money in Scotland.

That’s the view of a coalition of 16 Scottish organisations, including The Coalition of Carers in Scotland, who are calling for urgent action by national and local government and policymakers. Our shared ambition was launched in Edinburgh on the 27 July by Cabinet Secretary, Shona Robison.

Scotland spends £2.9 million a year on social care support, yet many disabled people are still without essential support, beyond basic washing and dressing. What they need is support which allows them to work, study, contribute to their communities and lead a normal life, while carers are often struggling to cope and need better recognistion and access to support

We believe a wholesale approach covering the entire system of funding social care is needed and are urgently seeking a national Commission on the issue.

You can download a copy of the Shared Ambition for Social Care and the Statement of Ambition – Easy Read Version

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