The Scottish Government is responsible for the development of policy, guidance and legislation in relation to all social services matters except asylum and migration. The Directorate General for Health and Social Care has a particular responsibility regarding the provision of care and support for older people and people with disability, workforce planning and integrated health and social care.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • Social justice
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
Scottish Government - Directorate General for Health and Social Care