Social care



Care complaints increase 20% in four years

Complaints about care in Scotland have risen in the past four years, according to the Care Inspectorate.

Published 11 July 2019

Perth 'Smart Flat' showcases tech that helps people live independently for longer

A new 'Smart Flat' showcasing how the use of technology can support vulnerable people to continue living independently in their own homes has opened in Perth.

Published 2 July 2019

Fife care home fined after resident died after eating chlorine tablets

A care home operator has been fined £270,000 after a resident of Lomond Court Care Home in Glenrothes put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death.

Published 7 June 2019

Elderly Scots ‘waiting too long’ for social care

Elderly people in Scotland are waiting too long to receive the social care they require, a new report has warned.

Published 28 May 2019

Susanne Millar appointed interim chief officer of Glasgow health and social care partnership

Susanne Millar has been appointed interim chief officer of the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP).

Published 22 May 2019

Edinburgh consults on new vision for health and social care

Residents are being asked to comment on a bold new vision for way the city delivers health and social care services.

Published 7 May 2019

Health and social care priorities approved for Angus

The Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) has approved the 2019-2022 Strategic Commissioning Plan and the priorities for health and social care in the region.

Published 26 April 2019

West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership balances books to protect frontline services

The West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) said it has protected frontline services in its budget for 2019/20.

Published 2 April 2019

New chief officer to lead Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership

A new chief officer has been appointed to take forward the development of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.

Published 26 March 2019

Health and social care integration ‘progressing well’ but work required

Work to ensure people get access to the health and social care services they need is progressing well but needs to happen faster, according to a joint report by the Scottish Government and COSLA.

Published 5 February 2019

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