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.