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Social care providers encouraged to share views on preparedness for ‘no deal’ EU exit

Section: Engagement in EuropeType: News Item Date Published: 4th June 2019

First of three scheduled surveys looks at the supply chain for key care products.

The Scottish Government is working with a wide range of local and national organisations to help support contingency planning in the social care sector in response to the possibility of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.

As part of this work they have commissioned Scottish Care to research the social care sector’s preparedness, levels of contingency planning and resilience factors.

Over the next few months as part of this work, they will be looking for sector leaders to share their concerns in 3 separate surveys. These surveys will start by looking at ‘clinical consumables’ – products that organisations purchase to care for people.

The Scottish Government will use the results of these surveys to understand better how it can support the social care sector to minimise disruptions if the supply of clinical consumables was to be affected by shortages or failures in deliveries.

If you are a provider or a leader in the social care sector who is concerned about possible disruptions and you manage a care service, the Scottish Government would really like to hear from you and your support in completing this survey would be most appreciated.

The deadline for responding is Friday 21 June.

Complete the survey on SurveyMonkey.com (this link will take you away from our website).

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