It has been adapted from advice produced for commissioners in England.
COSLA has issued guidance for commissioners of social care services in Scotland in order to “provide information on pressures on social care providers arising from the COVID-19 response, and to put forward ways in which commissioners can alleviate these pressures.”
It notes that “a number of concerns” have been raised by social care service providers. The aim of the guidance is to “support collaborative working to protect the resilience of the social care sector and ensure they remain operationally and financially viable.”
The guidance is not intended to “cut across” local arrangements that different Health and Social Care Partnerships may have already made with social care service providers.
Please note that this information is accurate at the date of publication of this ALLIANCE news item (25 March 2020).