Social Care

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Health and social care services need to change in order to meet the needs of people across Highland, according to the Highland Health and Social Care Partnership’s Strategic Plan for Adult Services. The strategic plan, which is published online, sets out the Highland Health and Social Care Par

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Angela Leitch, member of the Accounts Commission, discusses the Accounts Commission's future reporting on social care. At their best, social care services enable people to not just live the life they choose, but to thrive. The services provided by councils, private and third sector organisations, in

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An independent review is recommending wider regulation of social care staff to better protect and help people receiving social care and support. The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation in Scotland makes 38 recommendations including updating legislation, Health and Social Care S

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Eildon Housing’s extra care services at Dovecot Court in Peebles and Wilkie Gardens in Galashiels were inspected in August 2023 by the Care Inspectorate and received high praise for the quality of their regulated care and support which forms part of their extra care service. The Care Inspector

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Young and old came together this week to celebrate the opening of Fife’s first intergenerational care village in Methil. Built on the former site of Kirkland High School, the village includes a 36-bed care home, integrated nursery, extra care housing properties for older people and four specif

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Scotland’s care homes sector is facing an uncertain future due to mounting financial and operational pressures, including shortfalls in local authority funding, with further closures and a contraction in capacity likely, an insolvency expert is warning. Around 1,050 care homes in Scotland with

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After a recent Care Inspectorate visit to Eildon’s learning disability service at Station Avenue in Duns, the service received high praise for the quality of its combined care at home and housing support service. A Grade 5 'very good' was awarded across the board following the inspection. This

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