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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05527: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to establish a national independent commission on social care funding.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 December 2016

Our draft Budget for 2017-18 provides for an additional £107m, bringing the total support available from the NHS through Integration Authorities to protect social care to £357m. In addition, we have committed to work with local authorities, providers, disabled people and other partners to deliver reform to adult social care, beginning with work to reform the National Care Home Contract, and looking at the funding and delivery of Care at Home.