Social care



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

£1m digital device fund to keep care home residents connected

New funding has been announced to provide around 1,400 care homes in Scotland with digital devices to connect those receiving care with their loved ones.

Published 17 November 2020

Scottish Government reveals social care winter plan

A plan outlining steps to prepare and support Scotland’s social care sector through the winter has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 4 November 2020

Highland Council appoints Fiona Duncan as executive chief offier for health and social care

Fiona Duncan has been appointed by The Highland Council as executive chief officer for health and social care, taking over from Fiona Malcolm who has been undertaking the Interim ECO role since early September.

Published 2 November 2020

Call for social care staff to by added to Scotland's Shortage Occupation List

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has urged the Home Office to include social care workers on a list of under-filled jobs in its new points-based immigration system.

Published 26 October 2020

Care home visiting restrictions eased

Care home residents and their family and friends will soon be able to enjoy longer visits together and greater personal interaction, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

Published 13 October 2020

Scottish Government outlines £1.1bn health and social care sector funding

Scotland’s health and social care sector will receive £1.1 billion in additional funding to support its work through coronavirus pressures, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

Published 30 September 2020

£1.8bn social care boost included in Scottish Autumn Budget Revision

A further £1.8 billion has been allocated by the Scottish Government for health and social care as part of an additional £2.5bn package in response to coronavirus.

Published 25 September 2020

Highland Council appoints interim executive chief officer for health and social care

The Highland Council has appointed Fiona Malcolm as interim executive chief officer for health and social care.

Published 15 September 2020

Scottish Government voices immigration concerns for social care staff

The new immigration system being proposed by the UK Government would leave Scotland’s vital social care sector critically short of staff, according to a new report.

Published 1 September 2020

Scottish Government commissions new care home monitoring tool

A new web-based tool, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will allow care homes to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) trends and identify risks quicker.

Published 14 August 2020