衛生部長Humza Yousaf說，蘇格蘭國家護理服務（NCS）的建立將結束該行業的 "郵政編碼抽獎"。
The creation of a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will end the "postcode lottery" in the sector, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has said.
Mr Yousaf described the move as the most significant since the creation of the NHS.
The new service will aim to support people in their own homes or among family, friends and community wherever possible.
Further measures include the introduction of rights to breaks for unpaid carers and visiting rights for residents living in adult care homes, giving legal force to Anne's Law.
This secures the right of care home residents to have visits from a loved one - even in a Covid outbreak.
The NCS will also ensure fair employment practices and national pay bargaining for the social care workforce and focus on prevention and early intervention before people's needs escalate.
A further development will see the creation of a new National Social Work Agency to promote training and development, provide national leadership and set and monitor standards in social work.
Speaking on a visit to Aberdeen-based charity VSA, Mr Yousaf said: "This is the most ambitious reform of public services since the creation of the NHS.
"The design of the NCS will have human rights embedded throughout, and the actual shape and detail of how the NCS works will be designed with those who have direct experience of accessing and providing social care.
He added: "This is our ambitious goal and while it will not be easy to achieve, it is vital that we do."