The following prospective Councillors have signed up to SPAEN’s call for a 4-point pledge to make social care in Scotland more transparent and accountable at a local level, the 4 points being:
- A commitment to ensure everyone is given the full range of Options under the Self-directed Support Act.
- A commitment to reporting, at a local level, on the experience of every social care user through independent research and evaluation, commissioned by the local authority council; Health & Social Care Partnership or Integrated Joint Board.
- The findings of the research in pledge 2 to be used to develop and update action plans which will be published openly and regularly so that local constituents can see progress being made and hold their Councillors to account where it is not;
- Local authorities to have in place a flexible plan for social care support that will ensure continuation of care and the provision of emergency support arrangements where the system is failing to quickly and adequately assess and provide care for those who need it;