Scotland Excel

06 Sep 2019

Care & Support Services framework coming soon

Scotland Excel has consulted with a range of bodies to develop a national, flexible framework for the provision of care at home & supported living services.

Carer in older adult's home

Scotland Excel has been working with the Scottish Government, councils, care providers and additionally consulted with a range of bodies to develop a national, flexible framework for the provision of care at home and supported living services, collectively known as care and support services.

Later this month, the new framework will be advertised on the national tender portal, Public Contracts Scotland and a process of widespread engagement with care providers has begun to promote understanding and encourage participation.

The framework will be used by participating councils to purchase care and support services and is designed to give people who need services greater choice and say in their care and support, so they can build on their strengths to live independently and safely in their own home. 

The framework has been developed in a manner that supports the Health and Social Care Standards and aims to promote collaboration between councils and providers in placing people at the heart of service design and delivery.

To assist providers in the tendering process, Scotland Excel is providing detailed guidance and will be running two webinars on Tuesday 15th October and Tuesday, 22nd October, from 10.30am – 11.30am. The webinars provide an opportunity for providers to learn more about the framework and ask questions. Full details are at 

All 32 of Scotland’s local authorities will be able to access the framework and 22 have provided early indication that they intend to use the framework throughout its lifetime. These councils are:

Angus, Argyll and Bute, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.