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Care and Repair Scotland National Policy Statement

Care and Repair Scotland published its National Policy Statement today.

Care and Repair Scotland is the national coordinating body for Care and Repair services
in Scotland. In this policy statement, which follows extensive consultation, we set out
our approach to the continued development of Care and Repair. Our vision is of a
Scotland where all older and disabled people can access Care and Repair services to
enable them to continue living in their own home for as long as it is safe and practical
for them to do so.

More than 90% of our customers report each year that they were satisfied with the
service we provided. Given that many people find organising building works to be
stressful and problematic this is a remarkable achievement. Our support has made
a big impact on the quality of life of many older and disabled people in Scotland and
has also helped to bring peace of mind to carers and families.

Care and Repair is a cost-effective solution. We know that our services are highly
valued but we also know that there are many more people who could be helped. The
population is growing older, with more people requiring adaptations to their homes to
help them retain their independence. There is also an indication that levels of disrepair
can increase as people’s income reduces in later years. In short, we believe that more
people need the help of Care and Repair than ever before.

Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing said in his Ministerial Foreword:

"The level of support offered by Care and Repair services is, I am sure, highly valued by
their clients. I like that Care and Repair has a ‘can do’ approach that offers advice and
assistance to older and disabled people and delivers high quality repairs and adaptations.

This National Policy Statement reflects the aspirations of Care and Repair to continue
to deliver these services, and to strengthen their contribution to successful health and
housing outcomes for older and disabled people.

I am delighted to welcome the publication of Care and Repair Scotland’s National
Policy Statement, which provides a clear statement of the vision for Care and Repair
services in Scotland."

A PDF copy of the Statement can be downloaded here: 

National Policy Statement

Hard copies are available through the Care and Repair Scotland office.

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