The Scottish Liberal Democrats pioneered the policy of free personal and nursing care for the elderly in Scotland and recognise that we need to plan now for a fair, affordable and sustainable social care policy for the future.
With Scotland’s population rapidly ageing, our social care system is already under immense pressure. Concerns surround funding, how the integration of health and social care is progressing and the acute shortage of care staff in the sector. Thousands of people each year are needlessly in hospital because the home care support they need simply isn't available.
That’s why we’re running this consultation on the future of social care. We'd love to hear from organisations and individuals with experience of the care system, either as providers or service users, to help shape party policy moving forward.
Our Edinburgh-specific survey can be found at edinburghlibdems.org/social_care_survey