Social Care

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New staff joining the social care workforce are to have entry costs paid by the Scottish Government until the end of March. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration will now be funded to help encourage more staff into the profession and ad

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A pay rise for social care staff has been announced by the Scottish Government as part of £300 million measures to help health and care staff tackle what is anticipated to be a tough winter for the NHS. Health secretary Humza Yousaf has announced that social care pay will rise above the Living

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A new report published by BiGGAR Economics has revealed that far from being a burden on the public finances, the social care sector contributes more than £5.1 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the Scottish economy and supports some 300,000 jobs.

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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. The National Care Service will deliver person-centred care that supports

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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. The Personal Assistant workforce are employed directly by disabled people, for whom they provide vital support to ena

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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. Funding of £64.5 million will be committed to ensure adult social care workers will be paid at least the Real Living Wag

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The Scottish public will have a greater say in how major decisions around health and social care services are delivered in Scotland. New guidance issued by the Scottish Government will ensure NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and local authorities uphold their legal duty to consult and engage wit

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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. With a wide range of protections now in place

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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. Following direct feedback from staff, this funding will support local provision of hot drinks and s

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The first residents have been welcomed to Clydebank’s new £14.092 million state-of-the-art care facility at Queens Quay House. In line with coronavirus restrictions, residents from Mount Pleasant House and Frank Downie House moved in over a two day period, and will remain within the

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