Working,’ To improve the sustainability of Care Provision in Dumfries and Galloway throughout the period of transformational change to 2020 and in response to changing needs’
The Independent Sector encompasses individuals, employers and organisations who contribute to needs assessment, design, planning, commissioning and delivery of a broad spectrum of social care services which are wholly or partially independent of the public sector.
The independent social care sector in Scotland includes care homes, care at home, housing supoprt and day centre services. The sector encompasses those traditionally referred to as the ‘private’ sector and the ‘voluntary’ sectors of care provision. It includes organisations of varying types and sizes, amongst them single providers, small and medium sized groups, national providers and not-for-profit voluntary orgnisations, associations and charities.
In Dumfries and Galloway the Independent Sector provides around 80% of the care at home services and 100% of care home places, which is considerably higher than the Scottish average.
Scottish Care understand that there are challenging times ahead and that it is not sustainable to continue to deliver health and social care services in the same was as in the past. There is also recognition and respect for the current practical and financial challenges faced by care providers in Dumfries and Galloway. For example, the recruitment and retention of care at home and care home staff.