The National Care Service Bill was introduced to Scottish Parliament in July 2022. The National Care Service Bill seeks to make Scottish Ministers accountable for adult social care in Scotland. COSLA has expressed concern that, if the current version of the bill is passed, this would result in significant cuts to both budgets and decision-making powers for Scotland's Councils.
Follow the links below to find out about COSLA's policy work and positions on the National Care Service Bill
What does the National Care Service mean for Local Government? PDF Download
COSLA's Response to the National Care Service Bill
Statement from COSLA Health and Social Care Spokesperson, Councillor Paul Kelly
COSLA Parliamentary Briefing for National Care Service Finance Committee Session (September 2022)