The Scottish Government Adult Social Care Reform Programme is currently working to reform social care in Scotland. This inquiry will not replicate that work.

They want to explore the future delivery of social care in Scotland and what is required to meet future needs.

What does the Committee want to know?

  1. Experiences of social care in Scotland

They are seeking views from people with lived experience of receiving adult social care or being a carer for someone receiving care. They would like to hear:

  • People’s stories and experience of social care in Scotland.
  • What people would change about their experience of social care?
  1. The future delivery of social care in Scotland

They are keen to receive responses to the following questions:

  • How should the public be involved in planning their own and their community’s social care services?
  • How should Integration Joint Boards commission and procure social care to ensure it is person-centred?
  • Looking ahead, what are the essential elements in an ideal model of social care (e.g. workforce, technology, housing etc.)?
  • What needs to happen to ensure the equitable provision of social care across the country?

How to submit your views

The call for written views will close on Thursday 20 February 2020.

The Scottish Parliament and its Committees value diversity and seek to work towards committee witnesses being broadly representative of Scotland’s society. As such they encourage members of underrepresented groups to submit written evidence If you need advice, please contact the Clerks on the email address:

Before making a submission, please read their privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how they process your personal data.  If you are under 12 years of age, please read this privacy notice.

Please use this link to submit your views through Citizen Space.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

You may also send a hard copy written submission. If you are sending a hard copy submission, please send them to:

Health and Sport

Room T3.40

The Scottish Parliament


EH99 1SP