In September 2020, the first minister announced an Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland as part of the Programme for Government.

The principal aim of the review is to recommend improvements to adult social care, primarily in terms of the outcomes achieved by and with people who use services, their carers and families, and the experience of people who work in adult social care.

Anne Conway from our National Involvement Group was invited, along with Operations Manager Becs Barker, to attend a meeting with Derek Feeley, chair of The Review. The meeting aimed to gather thoughts from a wide range of stakeholders on:

  • What’s working well with social care?
  • What’s not working so well in social care?
  • What does a good day look like?
  • If you were first minister, what would you do to make social care better?

Anne brought these questions back to our National Involvement Group, and together they discussed the questions in-depth. Key thoughts and observations were written down and submitted to those leading The Review. 

We're very much looking forward to reading the recommendations outlined in the final report, and are proud that we've been able to play a small part in what could be a real game-changer for adult social care across Scotland. 

You can read the responses from Carr Gomm here:

Did you know?

The National Involvement Group was created as a way in which to involve people supported in the decisions and conversations put forward by the organisation. The group acts as a soundboard for many decisions, and provides guidance on topics that impact the wide diaspora of people across the Carr Gomm network.