Social care



Staff vacancies in Scotland’s care sector on the rise

More than half of adult care homes and care at home services in Scotland have staff vacancies which are significantly above the national average, according to a new report.

Published 17 January 2019

Better collaboration needed to deliver health and social care integration, warns auditor

Integration authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated health and social care system, according to the Accounts Commission.

Published 15 November 2018

CIPFA welcomes new health and social care financial framework

A new medium term financial framework for Scotland’s health and social care has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Published 5 October 2018

Queens Cross older people’s service reducing health and social care pressures

Queens Cross Housing Association’s new Older People’s Service (OPS) is helping reduce pressure on more costly health and social care services.

Published 2 October 2018

Borders health and social care team shortlisted for national award

The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership’s Community Capacity Building team (CCB) has been shortlisted for the finals of the iESE (Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise) Public Sector Transformation Awards 2018.

Published 28 February 2018

Preferred candidate revealed to lead Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Judith Proctor has been recommended as the preferred candidate for the post of chief officer of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board and director of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Published 21 February 2018

Moray Council to tax second homeowners with 2018/19 budget

Moray Council is to scrap its Council Tax discount for those with a second home as the local authority set its budget for 2018/19 to secure more than £6.6 million of savings.

Published 15 February 2018

Care home closure ‘rings alarm bells’ across sector

A charity for older people is calling for urgent action to protect vulnerable residents amid rising costs and closures across Scotland’s care sector.

Published 9 February 2018

New head of health and community care appointed in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), which is responsible for delivering all local primary care, community health and social care services, has appointed a new head of health and community care.

Published 25 January 2018

Plans unveiled for new Methil care village

Plans have been unveiled to develop a new care village for older people in Methil.

Published 23 January 2018

Moray health and social care integration consultation launched

A consultation on revisions to the health and social care integration scheme - the legal contract between NHS Grampian and Moray Council underpinning the Moray Integration Joint Board - has been launched.

Published 17 January 2018

Scottish Government urged to prevent Bield care home closures

Public sector union Unison is calling on the Scottish Government to stop the closure of 12 care homes run by Bield Housing and Care.

Published 15 January 2018

Ayrshire Housing takes ownership of homes from local social care provider

Social care provider Hansel and Ayrshire Housing have announced the transfer of ownership of a number of homes across the region into the housing association’s portfolio.

Published 9 January 2018

Castle Rock Edinvar care and support subsidiary to relaunch outside Places for People Group

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association’s care and support subsidiary Places for People Scotland Care & Support is set to spin-out from the Places for People Group and relaunch as With You in 2018.

Published 18 December 2017

New action plan to improve social care workforce planning

A nation plan has been published which aims to improve workforce planning and showcase innovations in social care.

Published 18 December 2017