RESCHEDULED: WED 27 NOV
The commissioning for funding and services for health and social care services in the Voluntary Sector is going to change significantly over the next 3 years.
It’s therefore essential that we come together to share knowledge and experiences and offer our Sector’s perspective on the Scottish Government’s consultation on a National Care Service.
The Independent Review of Adult Social Care recommended a National Care Service, with Scottish Ministers accountable for adult social care support. However, the Government has ambitions to go beyond that, creating a community health and social care service that supports people of all ages. This is a big cultural and system change that will need to be supported by primary legislation. Read more about the Scottish Government’s consultation on a National Care Service for Scotland.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO A SECTOR RESPONSE
To inform a voluntary sector response to the National Care Service consultation we hope you’ll be able join us for an event on Wed 27 Oct (9.30am – 12noon) when we’ll be focusing on 5 different themes linked to the consultation:
- Community Commissioning
- Structural Change
- Health Inequalities and Prevention
- Widening the Scope of Adult Care to include Children and Families and Drug and Alcohol Services
- Fair Work
Sebastian Fischer (Chief Executive, VOCAL)
Sebastian has been the Chief Executive at VOCAL since 1994.
He is also an executive board member of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland.
Maureen Martin (Chief Executive, Edinburgh Development Group – EDG)
Hello, my name is Maureen Martin. I am CEO of Edinburgh Development Group (EDG for short) we established in 1991 to develop services for people with learning disabilities and their parents and carers. EDG works with other organisations to make Scotland more inclusive and supportive communities. Recent developments, Self-managing Co-operatives, Belong Network, and Keys to the Door. EDG is a partner in the newly formed Parent Carewell Partnership
Kimberley Swan (CEO, FAIR)
Kimberley has worked and managed in the third sector for nearly 20 years. Her current role for over ten years is as CEO at FAIR (Family Advice Information Resource) an information and advice charity for people with learning disabilities and their carers. Kimberley is the Chair of the Edinburgh Disability Forum with EVOC, which is an information and networking group for managers from the third sector who support disabled people. She is the Co- Chair of the Edinburgh Learning Disability Advisory Group which is a co-production group for people with learning disabilities to engage with the HSCP. She is Co-Convenor of the Coalition of Carers a National Carer Organisation. Kimberley is also a parent carer to her son Frankie who has complex neurological and physical care needs.
Rod Finan (Professional Social Work Advisor, Scottish Government)