The social care sector will receive up to £50 million further additional funding from the Scottish Government to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.
Published 4 August 2020
Extra financial support is to be given to social care workers in Scotland during the coronavirus emergency.
Published 26 May 2020
The Scottish Government is to introduce new measures to intervene in care homes if residents are being put at serious risk due to service failings during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 18 May 2020
An initial £50 million to help the social care sector deal with the financial implications of coronavirus has been confirmed by the Scottish Government.
Published 13 May 2020
The Scottish Government is proposing an additional £19.2 million investment in Carer’s Allowance Supplement as part of the next emergency coronavirus legislation in recognition of the additional pressure that carers are under as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Published 7 May 2020
Everyone who provides social care will have access to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) under new arrangements announced by health secretary Jeane Freeman.
Published 27 April 2020
Care home workers in Edinburgh are being offered specialist support as they deal with unusually high death rates prompted by COVID-19.
Published 27 April 2020
Age Scotland has called for a redoubling of efforts to protect care home residents as the latest figures reveal that 537 have died as a result of COVID-19.
Published 23 April 2020
Additional supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are to be delivered directly to care homes across Scotland to help meet the increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 20 April 2020
Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1.
Published 14 April 2020
The future delivery of social care in Scotland and the changes needed to meet current and increasing future demand are the subject of a new Scottish Parliament inquiry.
Published 20 December 2019
A new report conducted by Hanover Scotland has concluded that housing is an untapped resource which could help health and social care boards engage better with older people, delivering more effective services as a result.
Published 20 November 2019
Members of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) have approved plans to accelerate approaches to care for people at home and in a homely setting.
Published 25 October 2019
Nicky Connor has been appointed as the director of health and social care in Fife.
Published 24 October 2019
The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published ambitious plans to transform health and social care services in the capital.
Published 23 August 2019