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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-12262

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 17 November 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 23 November 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent reported comments by Derek Feeley regarding the lack of a detailed budget for its proposals for a National Care Service.


The Financial Memorandum set out the range of possible costs for the NCS.

The NCS is being developed through a Co-Design approach. We are starting to work with the Lived Experience Experts Panel on larger scale co-design, and will continue to work with a range of organisations and individuals alongside the panel.

We will design and develop the NCS with the real experts, those who rely on social care, unpaid carers and the workforce.

The finances are being constantly monitored and reviewed as new information becomes available. Through the business case process we will continue to provide greater detail and clarity.