Social care

Scottish Government launches consultation ahead of reform of social care

A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service, which will ensure everyone who needs it can expect the same standards of care, wherever they live in Scotland.

Published 10 August 2021

Alison White appointed joint director of West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Alison White has been appointed as the joint director of West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Published 27 July 2021

Social care personal assistants to receive £500 payment

A special online portal has been launched for more than 10,000 Personal Assistants across Scotland to ensure they receive a £500 thank you payment from the Scottish Government.

Published 1 July 2021

Scottish Government announces £8 million package for health and social care workforce wellbeing

An £8 million package to support the wellbeing of health and social care staff across Scotland has been announced by the Scottish Government.

Published 28 June 2021

Robotics and care event demonstrates world-first for assisted living technology users

A collaborative robotics and social care event has brought together innovators and end-users in a week-long burst of creativity around assistive technology, supported by the world’s first example of an open assisted living laboratory.

Published 20 May 2021

COSLA agrees Real Living Wage pay for social care workers

A commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour has been agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA.

Published 25 March 2021

Scots to have greater say in future of health and social care

The Scottish public will have a greater say in how major decisions around health and social care services are delivered in Scotland.

Published 15 March 2021

Care home visits to resume in Scotland

Routine indoor visiting of care home residents by relatives, friends and carers will be able to resume in Scotland from early March with care providers supporting residents to have up to two designated visitors each and one visit a week for each visitor.

Published 22 February 2021

Scottish Parliament report says reform of social care must better value care givers

A Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee report into the future of social care has said those delivering and receiving care must be at the heart of social care reform with the current model described as unsustainable.

Published 10 February 2021

Assistive care technology firm wins over £130,000 of funding to support delivery of new project

Glasgow-based assistive care technology firm Communicare247 has won funding worth over £130,000 to support the next phase of development of Project Liberty, a new system which will enable the UK’s most vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes and communities for longer.

Published 4 February 2021

Scottish Government announces support for health and social care staff

Additional funding of £500,000 is being allocated by the Scottish Government to provide practical measures of support for health and social care staff working to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 January 2021

Clydebank care home welcomes first residents

The first residents have been welcomed to Clydebank’s new £14.092 million state-of-the-art care facility at Queens Quay House.

Published 17 December 2020

Care home vaccinations to start today but visiting arrangements remain unchanged

Residents of homes for older people in Scotland will begin to receive the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 from today.

Published 14 December 2020

Health and social care staff reflect on impact of COVID-19 pandemic in survey

Health and social care staff feel a strong sense of pride in their service and achievements despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey has found.

Published 7 December 2020

Health and social care staff to receive £500 bonus

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a one-off payment for Scotland’s lifesavers and care-givers on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 December 2020