News 02 Jun 2023

The National Care Service (NCS) – Summer 2023 co-design events

The Scottish Government is hosting a series of regional forums this summer, as part of the development of the National Care Service.

These local events will be held across Scotland, from June to August, and will be an excellent opportunity to hear from people with lived experience of social care support.

We would encourage you to attend these events. There will also be hosting five online events for those who cannot make it along in person.

The purpose of the 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.

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