Social Care

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Kate Rocks has been appointed as the new chief officer of health and social care at the Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Taking up her new role in August, the new chief officer will join from East Renfrewshire HSCP where she is currently head of public protection/children’

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Older people are being asked how health and social services should change to help make Scotland the best place in the world to grow old. While the NHS is remobilised and plans for a National Care Service are being finalised, a consultation has been launched on what is currently working well and what

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People over the age of 65 will receive free residential care under a new proposal to be unveiled by Scottish Labour today. Party leader Anas Sarwar will use today's Scottish Labour conference in Glasgow to announce the policy that he said will "transform" social care in Scotland.

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Responses to a consultation on the National Care Service show ‘huge enthusiasm’ for changing the way support and services are delivered for people who use community health and social care in Scotland. Almost 1,300 responses were received from a wide range of individuals and organisations

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Most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks under new guidance issued to care home operators. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have had a negative PCR test in the previous 48 hours, so long as they

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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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