Wed 3 Feb, 2021

Scotland’s care services should not be left to market forces. It’s time for a national approach that values the vital front line workers who have been on the front line of this pandemic Mark Ruskell

A report calling for a National Care Service has been welcomed by the Scottish Greens.

An expert review on adult social care led by Derek Feeley has backed calls for a publicly-owned social care service.

Responding, Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the failings of social care services in Scotland. For too long there has been a gap between policy intent and services, and staff undervalued for the vital work they do in looking after our most vulnerable citizens.

“Greens have called for a radical approach to bring social care to the same level as our health service, so it is most welcome to see this review come to the same conclusions.

“Scotland’s care services should not be left to market forces. It’s time for a national approach that values the vital front line workers who have been on the front line of this pandemic.”

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