Scottish Government Adult Social Care Winter Preparedness Plan 2020-21


Adult Social Care is there for people over 18 who need help with day-to-day living because of illness, disability, or older age. It can be provided in many settings, including at home, in care homes or in the wider community. The population receiving social care and support is diverse, with wide ranging needs and circumstances:

The system of adult social care is planned, commissioned and delivered by a wide range of partners. This includes organisations in the public, independent and third sectors. Ultimately the people most critical to the delivery of safe, high quality adult social care services this winter will be those in the front line workforce.

This Scottish Government plan was drafted following consultation with a wide range of organisations across the social care sector, including those represented on the Pandemic Response Adult Social Care Group: Local Government, the NHS, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Regulators, the Third Sector, Trade Unions and professional bodies. This Plan will be delivered alongside Scotland’s Strategic Framework which set out the methodology for local tiering this winter.

Click here to read the Plan.


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