Social care



Additional financial support for Scotland’s social care workers

Extra financial support is to be given to social care workers in Scotland during the coronavirus emergency.

Published 26 May 2020

New coronavirus intervention ‘safety net’ proposed for care sector

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

Scottish Government announces £50m funding for social care

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

Extra £19.2m investment for unpaid carers

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

PPE access extended to all social care providers

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

Expert advice for Edinburgh care home staff

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

Care home residents ‘must not be written off’ as coronavirus deaths rise sharply

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

PPE to be delivered to more than one thousand care homes

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

Immediate wage increase and sick pay provision for social care staff

Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1.

Published 14 April 2020

MSPs to carry out inquiry into future of social care

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

Hanover Scotland: Housing associations ‘an untapped resource’ in delivery of health and social care

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

Edinburgh expands 'home first' model of health and social care

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 appointed as director of Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership

Nicky Connor has been appointed as the director of health and social care in Fife.

Published 24 October 2019

New vision for health and social care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published ambitious plans to transform health and social care services in the capital.

Published 23 August 2019

West Dunbartonshire’s annual health and social care performance highlighted in new report

A new report has shown that West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) is performing well in providing services to children, adults and elderly residents in the area.

Published 14 August 2019