Summary of our meeting with the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care

Section: Health and Social Care IntegrationThe ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 30th June 2021
Social Care Review: People at the Centre

The ALLIANCE has published a new report summarising the learning from our meeting with the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care.

The Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) was published in February 2021, setting out 53 recommendations for the reform of adult social care.

The ALLIANCE played a part in the shaping of these recommendations, supporting a number of stakeholder engagement events from September to November 2020.

Last week, the ALLIANCE held a follow up event with those who had engaged with us during the initial review last year. This event gave participants the opportunity to meet with Kevin Stewart MSP, the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care.

The event began with an introduction from the Minister, before attendees were given the chance to ask questions and discuss the future of the recommendations set out in the review. It was a really interesting discussion with those in attendance calling for:

  • More collaborative working;
  • The rebuilding of trust;
  • The standardisation of assessment processes;
  • Workforce development;
  • Greater emphasis on early intervention, prevention and independence;
  • More recognition of the work of the third sector;
  • And a renewed focus on equality.

We would like to thank everyone who attended again for taking the time to share their views with us, which have provided us with some valuable learning to be considered.

Read the report in full below.

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