In summer 2020, the Scottish Human Rights Commission carried out
monitoring research into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how
it has been managed, on people’s rights in the context of care at home and
support in the community.
This report shares the findings of that research. It details how legislative, policy and practice decisions taken by public authorities have affected the rights of people who access, or wish to access social care, unpaid carers, and people who work in social care.
The report makes 24 recommendations, some of which call for urgent action to resolve immediate human rights concerns.