We are individuals and organisations working together to set out a clear ambition for social care support in Scotland to inform thinking by national and local government and to help identify a fair and sustainable way of funding it.
Our ambition is for sustained public investment in the development of a modern, nationwide infrastructure of social care support as part of Scotland’s wider national infrastructure. This infrastructure will protect, promote and ensure human rights and tackle inequalities and it should facilitate the delivery of a statutory framework of common outcomes, underpinned by clear and consistent rights and entitlements.
In order to reflect and adapt to the varied local contexts across Scotland we believe the arrangement of social care support should be a local matter, involving local government and other statutory and non-statutory agencies and organisations.
It will be an instrument of transformative social change. It will play a critical role in building and sustaining Scotland’s social and economic prosperity, and it is needed now.