An Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland: recommendations for improved support

A Scottish Government report led by Derek Feeley, supported by an Advisory Panel of Scottish and international experts

At the centre of the remit for this review was a request to recommend improvements to adult social care support in Scotland, primarily in terms of the outcomes achieved by and with people who use services. Having listened carefully, over the last several months, to the voices and the stories of many people with lived experience of social care support, unpaid carers and staff working in the sector, we believe that there are three things we must change in order to secure better outcomes. These can be summarised as follows:

1. Shift the paradigm

2. Strengthen the foundations

3. Redesign the system