Wheatlands House in Galashiels, Scottish Borders Council’s registered care home for children and young people, has been congratulated by elected members on winning the Scottish Social Services Award for Outstanding Residential Care Service for 2022.
A recent Care Inspectorate report on Waverley residential care home in Galashiels, operated by Scottish Borders Council, has highlighted several important strengths which Inspectors acknowledge are having a significant positive impact on the experiences and outcomes of residents. A full unannounced
Revised plans to build a 66-bed care home on the site of a former bowling and tennis club in Glasgow. Northcare (Scotland) Ltd submitted a second bid to replace Anniesland Bowling and Tennis Club at Helensburgh Drive with a “high quality” facility after Glasgow City Council pla
The Scottish Government's proposals for a National Care Service will mean diverting urgently needed funding for social care towards disruptive structural reform rather than improving services, COSLA said today. The draft legislation currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament would see the
Professionals in the elderly care sector and local councils could have key decisions taken away from them under the Scottish Government’s recent proposals on Co-design and National Care Service Plan, according to construction and property consultant Thomas & Adamson. The com
Tenants at a housing development in St Andrews have been advised that the development will close in 12 months as it can no longer meet upcoming changes in sustainability and accessibility standards. The decision to close Marine Place, located just off North Street, has been made by its operators and
Responding to a call for evidence from the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, CIH Scotland has raised some concerns about the lack of detail set out in the Bill about the role of housing in the new NCS and local Care Boards. The response highlights the need for bett
Plans for a new National Care Service (NCS) and the impact on families and staff are worryingly unclear, according to South Lanarkshire Council. The warning comes from South Lanarkshire councillors about the proposals which would cover all of Scotland.
Glasgow City Council has worked with housing, health and social care partners to develop a draft Housing Contribution Statement (HCS) for the city. The HCS will be a key part of the Strategic Plan of the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (IJB), the formal legal body that makes the decisions about
The Scottish Government’s plans for a National Care Service as they currently stand will not work for service users or communities, according to local government body COSLA. The organisation also warned that, as the Bill stands, it would have a significant impact on the ability of councils to
A developer has returned with new plans to build a 66-bed care home on the site of a former bowling and tennis club in Glasgow. Northcare (Scotland) Ltd wants to replace Anniesland Bowling and Tennis Club at Helensburgh Drive with a "high quality" facility complete with rooftop terrac
The Scottish Government’s approach to its new National Care Service has been declared “untenable” by Scotland’s largest trade union body. Launching its report ‘Profiting from care: why Scotland can’t afford privatised social care’, the Scottish TUC (STUC) ha
Susanne Flynn from CIH Scotland considers the role of housing in the Scottish Government's forthcoming health and social care strategy for older people. Many of us will need support at some time in our lives to be able to live independently, whether through illness, a disability, or as we get older
The Scottish Government has consulted on a new health and social care strategy for older people which aims to address gaps in the provision of health and social care services for older people and deliver a more integrated and person-centred approach. The strategy will build upon the actions set out
Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care, the Scottish Government has said. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish Ministers accountab