An inquiry is to be held into the future of social care in Scotland, it has been announced.
MSPs on Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee will assess how social care is currently being delivered and what changes may be required to meet current and increasing future demand.
People who have received or provided social care, as well as organisations that deliver social care, are being asked to submit their views as part of the inquiry.
The review will aim to help ensure there is a service centred on the needs of individuals while providing equitable access and quality of services across Scotland.
Submissions open to the public on Thursday, with a closing date of February 20 next year.
Scottish Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald, the committee’s convener, said: “This inquiry comes at a critical time of unprecedented demand on our social care services and we want to make sure that the future delivery of social care is able to meet these demands fully.
“The committee want to hear from those who provide or have received social care as they will be best placed to inform us of changes needed.
“We want to ensure care provided is person-centred and of the highest possible standard.
“It is essential that anyone experiencing social care receives the best possible care regardless of where they live in Scotland and we look forward to hearing people’s views from across the country.”
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