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National Care Service Summer Forums

Post Date: 26 May 2023
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The Scottish Government is hosting a series of regional forums this summer, as part of the development of the National Care Service.

From June to August, they are hosting nine in-person events across Scotland and five online events to speak to as many people as possible about their experiences of community health and social care support.

The purpose of these events is to find out more about the unique nature of social care support in local areas across Scotland - and discuss what everyone would like to see in the future National Care Service.

They will be up and down Scotland over the course of the summer:

  • 20 June - Albert Halls, Stirling
  • 28 June - William Quarrier Conference Centre, Glasgow
  • 14 July - Hilltown Community Centre, Dundee
  • 18 July - Stranraer Millennium Centre, Dumfries and Galloway
  • 26 July - The Corran Hall, Oban
  • 1 August - An Crùbh Community Centre, Skye
  • 8 August - Strathpeffer Community Centre, Highland
  • 17 August - Isleburgh Community Centre, Shetland
  • 22 August - The Inkwell, Elgin

They will also be hosting five online events on 24 and 29 August for those who cannot make it along in person.

Each event will be different, focusing on co-designing the National Care Service with specific sessions on the following themes:

  • information sharing to improve care support
  • keeping care support local
  • realising rights and responsibilities
  • making sure my voice is heard
  • valuing the workforce

You will have an opportunity to hear directly from local experts – whilst also taking part in design and research activities related to your own experience.

This is your opportunity to use your experience to shape the future of community health and social care in Scotland. For more information about the events and how to sign up, please visit Or you can sign up right away by visiting National Care Service Events | Eventbrite.

Easy Read

To see an Easy Read version of the National Care Service Events, view the link below.

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